Published: Fri, June 09, 2017
Local | By Vivian Poole

Pelosi: Trump's decision on Paris accord 'doesn't have factual basis'

Pelosi: Trump's decision on Paris accord 'doesn't have factual basis'

When U.S. President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw his country from the Paris Agreement on climate change, he singled out one U. S. city to make his case.

Mr Trump last week announced the US's withdrawal from the Paris agreement on climate change due to what he called "draconian financial and economic burdens" the agreement imposes on his country.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley beat back persistent questioning Sunday about whether President Trump believes in climate change and vowed that America will continue to be a clean energy leader after exiting the Paris climate change agreement.

"Honestly, I haven't asked him that", he said.

She later acknowledged that the U.S. set its own emissions targets under the Paris agreement, which is voluntary and non-binding, but blamed the Obama administration for setting goals that were not attainable.

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A group of USA states and cities, including the world's sixth largest economy, have vowed to fill the climate gap left in the wake of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from an historic climate pact, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

"Today, on behalf of an unprecedented collection of U.S. cities, states, businesses and other organizations, I am communicating to the United Nations and the global community that American society remains committed to achieving the emission reductions we pledged to make in Paris in 2015", Bloomberg said in a statement.

'This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States, ' he contended. This is something that must have played on the minds of Defense Secretary Mattis and Secretary of State Tillerson, both of who have advocated that the US stay committed to the Paris Agreement.

Sharp political passions over President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and his links to Russian Federation brought people onto the streets of cities around the globe on Saturday, mostly to condemn but some to praise him.

Trump's views on climate change have been at issue all week.

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The largest of the many United States rallies organized as a March for Truth appeared to be in NY, where as many as 3,000 anti-Trump protesters descended on Foley Square in Lower Manhattan, with some shouting "Liar!" or "Lock him up!" or "Take back America!" The historic 2015 climate deal, which includes almost every country in the world, set goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions in order to help curb the rise of global temperatures.

And in Pittsburgh, Peduto also issued an executive order reaffirming that the city's climate plans remain in line with the Paris Agreement.

Musk, who runs companies that build electric cars and lease solar panels to homeowners, told Trump loud and clear that he'll quit from the President's Advisory Council if the U.S. doesn't abide by the Paris agreement.

China and India are two of the world's largest carbon polluters.

"There has to be far more focus on the economic message", Kerry said, saying the United States is putting itself at a competitive disadvantage in green technology sectors.

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