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Mayor Walsh: Boston 'Will Not Back Down' Regarding Climate Change

Mayor Walsh: Boston 'Will Not Back Down' Regarding Climate Change

While traveling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and the Vatican.

But the official said there may be "caveats in the language" the president uses to announce the withdrawal, leaving open the possibility that the decision is not final.

He also quipped President Trump "has to look outside his little bubble" when it comes to climate change. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, economic adviser Gary Cohn, and daughter Ivanka Trump were all reportedly lobbying Trump to stay within the Paris deal.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday his decision will be known "very soon", adding that he is "hearing from a lot of people both ways".

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the Canadian government remains committed to the Paris Accord.

The company opposed the resolution, defending its heavy investment in "researching technologies that address [the] dual challenge of energy development and climate change risk".

Mr Trump has already moved to dismantle his predecessor's signature legislation on climate action, ordering the Environmental Protection Agency to revoke Mr Obama's Clean Power Plan, and scrapping several measures created to combat global warming.

It very likely will take place in Canada, around the same time as the United Nations General Assembly, which starts in New York City on September 12.

He said he will strengthen North-South, South-South and other partnerships to implement the Paris Agreement.

Trump has several options, climate experts said.

"Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is an important and necessary step toward reversing the harmful energy policies and unlawful overreach of the Obama era", 10 Republicans states attorneys general wrote in a letter sent to Trump in May.

To enhance global climate actions, Guterres noted that he will work with governments and all major actors, like coal, oil and gas industries, to accelerate the global energy transition and progress on carbon pricing.




An American pullout would deal a devastating blow to global efforts to combat climate change less than 18 months after the historic 196-nation pact was signed in Paris, fruit of a hard-fought agreement between Beijing and Washington under Barack Obama's leadership.

Trump should position the United States to take a leadership position on climate change.

The official told reporters that the European Union and China will also "spell out" how they plan to meet their commitments to the landmark worldwide accord to fight global warming at talks in Brussels on Friday. Like the other officials, that person was not authorized to describe the private discussions by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity.

News of Mr Trump's expected decision drew swift reaction from the United Nations.

The secretary-general announced that he intends to hold a climate summit in 2019 to review implementation of the Paris Agreement.

"As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change put it: "Human influence on the climate system is clear".

"Our climate action strategy represents an opportunity to attract investment, innovation and develop new green technologies", he said.

Nancy Pelosi, opposition leader in the House of Representatives, said the decision would be a "stunning abdication of American leadership" and "a threat to the planet".

Guterres never mentioned the USA leader by name in his speech at New York University's Stern School of Business, his first major address on climate change since taking the reins of the United Nations on January 1.

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX had previously defended his decision to remain on the panel of advisers, arguing that it's better to have a seat at the table than to withdraw altogether and lack a voice on key issues. Supporters of the deal say it's not an either-or choice.

"The thing about the Paris agreement that Trump & [company] don't understand (or maybe understand perfectly) is that all commitments are voluntary", Holthaus began his series of tweets. Like his boss, the agency head has questioned the consensus of climate scientists that the Earth is warming and that man-made emissions are to blame.

He has spent his first months in office working to delay and roll back federal regulations limiting greenhouse gas emissions while pledging to revive long-struggling US coal mines.


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