This decision comes less than a week after President Donald Trump announced the US would withdraw from the agreement, alleging it imposed unfair environmental standards on American businesses and workers.
“Global renewable energy investment and opportunities are accelerating by the day”, Bruce said. Now, Bruce said, the USA administration has weakened its position as a key player on the worldwide stage.
Hawaii recently joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a group committed to upholding the Paris Agreement.
The rally comes a week after the Trump administration announced the US would withdraw from the accord.
“The president is turning his back on states that voted for him”, Bruce said.
The presidents of Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and nine other universities said in a joint statement Monday that universities play a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, advancing the understanding as to the causes and effects of climate change on the environment, and developing solutions.
Furthermore, dozens of Hawaiian mayors have agreed to take action along with the state in practicing safer agricultural methods in order to meet the Paris Accord’s goals. So, it’s been clear for some time that the USA federal government is not going to act on climate change in the foreseeable future.
Trump also has said he is open to rejoining the accord if the United States can secure better terms, so it’s possible-maybe even likely-that the country’s actual absence from the accord will end up being very short. “The Paris climate agreement set unworkable targets that put America at a competitive disadvantage with other countries and would have raised energy costs for working families”.
South Africa, hereby, joins countries as diverse as North Korea and USA neighbour, Canada.
He said along with Trump’s past actions, like leaving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, are signs of America’s decline in global leadership.
“Climate change is real, regardless of what others may say”, said the governor at the closing ceremony.
“After China, the U.S.is the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas polluter – and China is leading the renewable energy revolution”. “From automotive companies that have led the way in electric cars and low-emission vehicles to innovative renewable fuel companies, MI has emerged as an engine that can drive the world forward in addressing climate change”.