Published: Sat, June 03, 2017
National | By Rosalie Gross

Paris agreement: what does China think?


The group will seek to pursue the climate goals established under the Paris accord, and in California's case, excel beyond them.

French president Emmanuel Macron was one of the first European heads of state to respond to his American counterpart.

The Least Developed Countries (LDC) group, representing almost one billion people in the 48 poorest countries in the world, expressed disappointment at the decision, but said global climate momentum will continue with or without the US.

People can have opposing views about the value of participating in the Paris agreement, which is voluntary and has no binding targets or timelines for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change.

At City Hall and on the streets, Pittsburgh residents expressed support for efforts to combat global warming and complained that the president, in singling out this city of 300,000, seemed to be thinking of a smoke-belching, soot-choked Pittsburgh that no longer even exists.

Almost 200 countries have ratified the Paris agreement.

"A rogue USA can cause more damage inside. than outside of the agreement", said Luke Kemp, a climate policy lecturer at the Australian National University.

PM Modi meets French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris
Macron thanked Indian soldiers for their sacrifices for France's freedom during World Wars. Modi said the bilateral relations between the two countries are very deep in every sector.

The relevant MIT researchers believe that the Paris Agreement is an unprecedented and vital effort by almost 200 countries to respond to the urgent threat of global climate change. "The world can not wait - and neither will we".

A Bloomberg spokesperson said the $15 million would cover the United States' share of the U.N. climate body's operating budget and it would come from Bloomberg Philanthropies and its partners, according to CNN. Hua referred to the statement by UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) which said the Paris deal can not be renegotiated as desired by Trump when asked about China's stand on Trump's demand that the deal be revised. You have provoked an unparalleled wave of support for Paris and determined resolve on climate action. Which begs the question, what will the next UK Prime Minister say and do. Climate imbalance can only generate conflicts and large scale migratory movements. Andrew Cuomo's office said in a statement.

Trump announced on Thusday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, making it one of of three countries not to follow it.

May indicated to the American president that "the United Kingdom remained committed to the Paris agreement, as she set out recently at the G7".

"The agreement permits it, and I know because I helped negotiate that flexibility", he said.

The Paris Agreement was adopted by 196 parties in Paris in 2015 and it went into effect in November past year.

In the absence of leadership from Washington, states, cities, colleges and universities and businesses representing a sizeable percentage of the us economy will pursue ambitious climate goals, working together to take forceful action and to ensure that the USA remains a global leader in reducing emissions.

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