Defying Trump, Jerry Brown to showcase American climate change efforts

Defying Trump, Jerry Brown to showcase American climate change efforts

Last weekend, the G20 Leaders' Declaration took note of the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, confirming that "it will immediately cease the implementation of its current nationally-determined contribution" while underscoring that "the Leaders of the other G20 members state that the Paris Agreement is irreversible".

According to Christine Powers, a program supervisor with the city, there is no formal way for cities to sign onto the United Nations climate accord, but mayors who join the Climate Action Agenda adopt the "spirit and the goals" of the Paris Agreement.

While launching a website and uniting a dozen-plus USA territories are relatively small achievements, the rhetoric is likely to play big across Long Island, where funding for and commercialization of "clean energy" technologies have become socioeconomic lifelines - and environmentalists, economists and other observers lambasted Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement.

A coalition of American states, cities and businesses that have pledged to stick with the Paris climate pact will team up with experts to quantify their climate commitments and share their plans with the United Nations, vowing to act despite the Trump administration's exit from the accord. "We're already halfway there".

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The American coalition now includes 227 cities and counties, nine states and about 1,650 businesses and investors.

Today, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown announced "America's Pledge,"a plan for cities and states to lead the way on cutting climate pollution 26 percent below 2005 levels by 2025".

The overwhelming majority of Americans, including those who voted for President Trump, support climate action, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. The coalition aims to significantly reduce emissions "at a time of limited federal leadership", according to a press release.

While backed by congressional Republicans, the USA withdrawal has been met with criticism on the world stage.

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In November, Brown and Bloomberg, along with other US governors, mayors, and business leaders, will present the climate commitments of USA subnational and non-state actors at the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany, and offer a set of best practices to help fellow signatories continue to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

That historically bad move by Trump has ceded US leadership on fighting climate disruption to other countries, and has even caused some to refer to the global alliance of powers as the G-19, signaling our lack of leadership on the world stage as humanity faces an unprecedented threat.

Finally, the America's Pledge will present a game plan for raising the bar and expanding the map when it comes to non-Party actors driving down US emissions. "This is demonstrably not an issue that can be addressed by national governments alone".

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