Former Mayor Bloomberg pledges millions to support Paris accord

Lauren Perry
June 3, 2017

"Otherwise it would be impossible".

Besides climate change, other issues discussed at the summit included trade, investment, the migration crisis, North Korea and the security partnership in Africa. The agreement was nonbinding, but it brought the vast majority of the world's leaders to the table. "Finally, leadership would also involve training today's coal miner to build and install clean energy such as solar and wind, not sending them backwards into the last two centuries". Support also poured in from the USA corporate world. California, New York and Washington together account for about 10 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions, Brown's office said.

"Historical actions matter", Konisky said. While $3 billion may sound like a lot of money to most people, for the United States government, which took in some $16.5 trillion in GDP previous year, it's a pretty paltry sum.

Their conversation was strictly confined to whether the Paris Climate Accord is good for the country.

The opportunities for China are enormous, as it can step into the U.S. role of providing technology and equipment transfer to developing nations to help them meet their commitments under the Paris agreement. The study did not take into account long-term potential benefits from avoided emissions or from yet-to-be developed technologies. It hurt us economically.

Regardless of the anticipated impact, the important thing to remember is these commitments were voluntary, Konisky said.

"In the framework of this agreement all the states have made a "national contribution" indicating to which extent they will reduce their greenhouse gas emissions".

"The decision made by US President Trump amounts to turning their backs on the wisdom of humanity".

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Trump's decision showed that the administration cares about "our economy and jobs only", Hescox added. "I think that administrator Pruitt pointed out that what the president is focused on is making sure that we have clean water, clean air and making sure that we have the best deal for the American workers".

As the United States stepped back from its role as a global climate leader, it made room for others to take the lead - in particular, the European Union and China. He has been rebuffed by the other nations stating that there will be no new negotiations.

Trump said the agreement disadvantaged the U.S.

"We're getting out", Mr Trump said at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden under sunny skies on a warm June day, fulfilling a major election campaign pledge.

For those like Hamburger who feel the US should not have pulled out, there is hope.

JUDY WOODRUFF: Meanwhile, oil prices tumbled amid speculation the USA withdrawal would boost domestic oil production, adding to an already saturated global supply.

AFP | US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has offered $15 million to UN efforts to tackle climate change after President Donald Trump announced he is pulling the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. The unnamed group included 30 mayors, three governors, more than 80 university presidents and more than 100 businesses as of Friday. "It's about opportunity, stewardship and America's standing as a global leader".

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