US buildings light up green in solidarity with Paris climate accord

As US retreats EU and China seek climate leadership at summit

China warns of 'global consensus' on tackling climate change

He announced this decision from the same place where former US President Barack Obama hailed the agreement as "a turning point for our planet".

He said that Brussels and Beijing believe in "the full implementation, without nuances, of the Paris climate agreement", and underlined that there can be "no backsliding" on the pact.

Trump's decision fulfills a campaign promise, but it dampens worldwide efforts to slow global warming.

As a low-lying, island city-state, Singapore is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of climate change and we have a deep interest in global efforts to address potential disruptions to natural ecosystems and human societies.

When President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, a pact among almost 200 countries to combat global warming, local environmentists rushed to plan an impromptu protest decrying the decision.

City Hall, One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge were among the buildings adorned in green lights -a public show of support for the 2015 climate agreement, where almost 200 countries agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. That would be a "heavy lift" Brown said, but "I am going to discuss that with the highest officials in China this week".

Supporters of the accord condemned Trump's move as an abdication of American leadership and an worldwide disgrace.

"America is no longer the leader of the free world, America is the shamed, the most shamed country in the free world".

That aside, leaders working for streamlined environmental reform aren't happy with the president's choice. "We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change which is why I am also signing an Executive Order confirming New York's leadership role in protecting our citizens, our environment, and our planet".

President Trump slammed the global treaty, saying it is bad for the American economy, but opponents say that is short-sighted.

The previous night, Trump tweeted, very The Bachelor-esquely, "I will be announcing my decision on Paris Accord, Thursday at 3 PM in The White House Rose Garden. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world", Musk said. A withdrawal from the deal won't happen overnight.

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