Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

Mr Juncker said when he had addressed the Paris Conference in November, 2015 he saw the world united around a simple goal, that is to hand over to future generations a healthier planet, more stable, fairer societies and, more prosperous and modern economies.

RobecoSAM, an asset manager specialised in sustainable investing, doesn't immediately go as far as Oekom, but notes that Trump's decision to cancel the Paris climate deal will "accelerate climate change, downgrade the country's performance in the environmental area and affect the United States country sustainability profile", said Max Schieler, senior country risk specialist at RobecoSAM. Through the deal, the countries agreed to limit the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by human activity to the same levels that trees, soil and oceans can absorb naturally, beginning at some point between 2050 and 2100.

"The Paris Agreement brought us together in very challenging times. the Council reaffirms that the Paris Agreement is fit for goal and can not be renegotiated", it added.

The USCM represents 1,408 cities with populations of 30,000 residents or more. In his worldview, "making America great again" requires rejecting the worldwide solidarity that Paris represents. Abandoning the Paris agreement does not risk our planet's future, because the agreement itself does little to solve global warming.

"There is an economic advantage for many local governments to stay climate committed", Krause said. Now is the time for aggressive and substantive action against the threat of climate change in the territory.

The world can not wait - and neither will we. Support Logan's Renewable Energy and Conservation Advisory Board's commitment to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030. Also, we can switch to non-coal renewable electricity at a reasonable additional cost. Under a high emission scenario, almost 40 percent of the Mekong Delta could be wiped out by the end of the century, according to projections by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.

Why withdraw from an agreement that imposes no requirements on us, and when there is overwhelming scientific consensus on the reality of climate change, strong public preferences to take action and broad support in the business community to do so? Former Vice President Al Gore called Trump's decision a "reckless and indefensible action". We have spent 20 years negotiating.

The UN's own figures reveal that even in an implausibly optimistic, best-case scenario, the Paris accord would leave 99% of the climate problem in place.

Bainimarama, who also serves as president of COP23, extended an invitation to the newly formed United States Climate Alliance to send a delegation of states to the upcoming convention in Bonn, Germany.

"Donald Trump's decision on Thursday to abandon the Paris Agreement is apocalyptic", wrote John Sutter, CNN's climate and social justice columnist.

"The withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement is more than a sad event".

There were many reactions across the country and around the world when the president announced his intent to back out of the Paris Climate Accord.

In Salt Lake City, Utah - a state that voted for Mr Trump - Mayor Jackie Biskupsi said that there isn't time to waste.

Trump spoke about the "world's leading polluters".

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