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EU, China to reaffirm support for climate pact

Mae Harvey | 04 June, 2017, 07:05

Businessman Michael Bloomberg is coming to the United Nations' rescue after President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Paris climate agreement Thursday.

Hendricks said the absence of $500 million contributions from the United States to the Green Climate Fund will be felt from 2018, but said it might be possible to fill the gap with "other financing mechanisms, for example through the World Bank".

"As a business leader concerned with creating American jobs, I disagree with the decision to exit the Paris Accord", Plank said in a statement issued Friday morning.

Bloomberg has offered to put up $14 million of his own money to foot the U.S.'s share of funding for the United Nations mechanism that coordinates the Paris pact, according to the New York Times.

President Donald Trump left the Paris climate accords Thursday, joining Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations outside of the pact meant to curb climate change.

In contrast to Trump's depiction of the 2015 Paris accords as a "self-inflicted major economic wound", Smith said the agreement was good for the US economy and environment.

Trump's announcement sent the issue of climate change - and May's attempts to bolster the trans-Atlantic "special relationship" with the USA - to the top of the agenda Friday in campaigning for Britain's June 8 election.

"We are opposed to the Trump administration's choice to withdraw from the Paris Agreement".

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Trump to announce if US will stay in Paris climate deal
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said it was "absolutely essential" that the Paris climate agreement be implemented. A White House official says President Donald Trump is expected to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord .

The new coalition says it will do whatever it takes to maintain the US's role in the accord, aiming to reduce national emissions 26% below 2005 levels by 2025. Many states and cities have already said they will be sticking with climate action.

Apple is far from the only company to express alarm over Trump's decision.

Either way, this really resonated with some people and groups including the Heritage Foundation, which maintains that the economic impact of "regulations associated with the Paris agreement" are "severe".

Trump's pulling the US out of the Paris agreement?

Macron, in a joint news conference with Bloomberg and Hidalgo, said the Paris climate pact is irreversible despite US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from it.

The deal, signed by former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 195 other nations, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat global warming.

Even the Mayor of Pittsburgh has spoken out to support the Agreement, a city which Trump cited would be harmed by the global agreement. "I would say that there are climate exaggerators", he said. "Climate change is happening and it's affecting our health". "Shouldn't you be able to tell the American people whether or not the resident still believes that climate change is a hoax?"

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