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NYC landmarks go green to support the Paris Accord

03 June 2017, 01:19 | Darrel Baker

Donald Trump has decided to pull the US from the landmark 2015 global agreement

Donald Trump has decided to pull the US from the landmark 2015 global agreement

The United States is now in a select company of countries who do not support the Paris accord. All countries, except for Syria and Nicaragua, are a part of this agreement.

Trump also insisted that other countries would be willing to "renegotiate" the agreement.

"The Paris agreement provides the right global framework for protecting the prosperity and security of future generations, while keeping energy affordable and secure for our citizens and businesses", said a document published on the official Downing Street website.

Peabody Energy, the US's largest publicly traded coal company, also praised the decision, claiming the current agreement could have damaged the U.S. economy.

The Paris Climate Change Agreement adopted by 194 countries is a historic treaty and can not be renegotiated, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said on Friday.

"Because we are fully committed, because wherever we live, whoever we are, we all share the same responsibility: Make our planet great again". "I can assure you, France will not give up the fight".

"We will continue to make sure that the scientific knowledge is out there" in hopes of shaping better policy decisions, Terblanche said. In an open letter to the president, 25 firms, including tech giants Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, HPE, Intel and Microsoft, had begged Trump to leave the deal intact.

Ultimately, though, "It wasn't enough", Cook wrote in the memo.

"I made the U.K.'s position clear to President Trump last week at the G-7 meeting, as did the other G-7 leaders, and I made the position clear to President Trump last night".

"Climate change is one of the major issues of our time".

We will keep working toward the ambitious goals of a closed-loop supply chain, and to eventually stop mining new materials altogether.

But hang on, there is one poll that might give Mr Trump reason to think he's onto a victor: while Americans believe climate change is happening, many of them don't believe it will happen to them.

Criticism of his decision rolled in from blue-chip companies like Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, Ford Motor Co and Microsoft Corp, while the response from fossil fuel groups with the most to gain from a relaxation of U.S. carbon emissions standards was muted.

"The EU and China consider climate action and the clean energy transition an imperative more important than ever", the 28 EU countries and China said in a joint statement.

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