U.S. to export clean technologies to fight climate change

Cesar Mills
June 2, 2017

Supporters of the accord condemned Trump's move as an abdication of American leadership, an worldwide disgrace and a monumental foreign policy blunder, Reuters reports.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry also praised Trump's decision. Tweeting about it, he said: "We are deeply disappointed that the United States federal government has chose to withdraw from the Paris Agreement".

The European Union's top climate change official said it was "a sad day for the global community". "We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change".

"We call on all other countries that are parties to the Paris Agreement to become even more vigilant in ensuring that the Paris Agreement achieves its goal, as the future of our children and this world depends on it", it added.

The US can not begin the process of withdrawing from the agreement until at least November 2019.

Congressional Democrats fretted that the lack of government pressure would stunt the USA, and said other countries may retaliate against Mr. Trump's decision by shutting Americans out of their clean energy markets.

Mr Naughten warned: "We are all vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and we all have a responsibility to address climate change within our respective capabilities".

Gore says the move "undermines America's standing in the world". Other world leaders from France, Germany, and Italy also released a statement urging the president to revisit his stance.

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"We're getting out", Trump said at a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden in which he decried the Paris accord's "draconian" financial and economic burdens.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker slammed the U.S. climate decision as "seriously wrong". The agreement took effect in November 2016. Of course, we're going to keep working with our suppliers to help them do more to power their businesses with clean energy. "Even Europe is allowed to continue construction of coal plants".

The pact was "very unfair" to the United States and beneficial to other major polluters like China and India, the president claimed. He criticized the pact as a job-killer that put the United States as an unfair advantage.

Obama signed the agreement without Senate approval in 2016.

Among the scientific community, Britain's prestigious Royal Society said Trump's decision would hamper United States innovation in cleaner technology.

As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy & future.

As for Trudeau, he has a call to action for everyone. Along with NY and Washington, the three represent more than one fifth of U.S. gross domestic product.

He later noted that China, the world's fastest-growing polluter but also the most aggressive in developing clean energy, was focused on creating America-sized amounts of it: "Under Paris deal, China committed to produce as much clean electricity by 2030 as the USA does from all sources today", Musk tweeted.

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