The head of the Environmental Protection Agency has said America has nothing to apologise for on climate change and retains a seat at the negotiating table, claiming: "After all, we're the United States".
"I would refrain from judging President Trump right now because it was President Obama who made the decision [on joining the Paris Agreement - TASS], so maybe the new president believes it was not well-conceived, maybe he thinks there are not enough resources", Putin explained.
Juncker tweeted that the withdrawal - announced by Trump in a highly anticipated statement from the White House rose Garden - was "a seriously wrong decision". His statement about the president's decision read in part, "President Trump can turn his back on the world, but the world cannot ignore the very real threat of climate change". That march steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St.More news: Daimler says US expansion not linked to Trump's trade campaign
More news: Todays Stocks: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) Shares Sold by Comerica Bank
More news: Putin likens US election allegations to anti-Semitism
Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce warned that some US companies could gain short-term advantages by Trump's decision to pull out of the climate deal. Trump peddled dozens of wildly disproven falsehoods in justifying exiting the agreement, which prompted swift backlash from the global community, diplomats, Trump's own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and major usa companies like Apple, Microsoft and Intel. "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore".
But in Trump's calculation, withdrawing from the accord will be a political victor.
Continued US participation in the Paris forum would have been merely symbolic, and yielded no impact on reducing US emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, he argued.
The Bloomberg group plans to submit its own independent commitment to the Paris accords, but it is unclear how that would work. "Americans will honor and fulfill the Paris Agreement by leading from the bottom up - and there isn't anything Washington can do to stop us".
He said MA will continue its commitment to exceed the emission reduction targets of the Paris compact.
Baker had said he was disappointed in Trump's decision and committed to promoting clean energy and reduced carbon emissions in MA, but demurred when asked earlier in the day about joining the coalition.