Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

Existing climate efforts expected to keep US goals on track

U.S. President Donald Trump said last Thursday that he has chose to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement, a landmark global pact to fight climate change.

Hawaii on Tuesday became the first state to enact legislation implementing the 2015 Paris climate accord.

Failure to step up action against global warming would be "disastrous", California Governor Jerry Brown warned on Tuesday as he seeks to fill the United States leadership vacuum on climate change.

To view the full article, register now. He says tides are getting higher, biodiversity is shrinking, coral is bleaching and coastlines are eroding.

Ige also signed a bill Tuesday to reduce carbon emissions in the agriculture sector.

Trump's decision to scrap the Paris deal has left him isolated on the world stage and prompted a backlash at home, with several state governors, city mayors and powerful companies already drawing up plans to meet the pact's emission targets - without Washington's backing.

The U.S. over the years has made extraordinary progress in the climate change arena.

Colorado companies including Western Union, New Belgium Brewing and several ski resorts have joined hundreds of USA mayors, governors and chief executives, all promising to make good on the nation's commitment to reach climate goals set in Paris.

If our federal government will not participate in solving climate issues, I urge all citizens to support their local and state governments to continue to adhere to the principles of the Paris Climate Accord.

Like other African countries, South Africa's response to its United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) commitments are not directly influenced by the departure of the U.S., Chademana said.

Jerry Brown and Chinese President Xi Jinping met in Beijing to discuss technology and trade, and to sign an agreement on behalf of California supporting the advancement of green technologies.

Only two countries are not part of the global agreement - Syria and Nicaragua.

Details of the policy actions have not been circulated in public but the source said initiatives on a carbon floor price, climate finance and increased development of renewable energy sources to curb French dependence on nuclear power could be among the proposals.

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