Few agree with Trump move to ditch Paris accord


"The EU and all its Member States will not only implement the Paris Agreement, but are building strong global alliances to make sure [it] will be implemented, even after Trump's decision to step back", EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said this morning ahead of the Foreign Affairs Council, noting that combatting climate change is a question of security, not a luxury.

The Portland City Council reaffirmed its commitment to fighting climate change on Monday by passing one resolution supporting an worldwide agreement to reduce greenhouse emissions and another calling on the federal government to add a new fee on fossil fuels.

Under Democratic President Barack Obama, "climate change" appeared as a topic in a list on the front page.

"The impacts of climate change can be seen all over the world and we need leadership to address this major challenge", Carvalho said.

It is now facing a financial deficit as the U.S. announced its withdrawal from the agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

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City Councilor Jack Eakman said he was "going to go with the science on this".

Last week, Carvalho also joined the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda - comprised of almost 200 mayors across the nation - in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The resolution was adopted during Monday night's meeting by a unanimous vote.

Trump is shunning the economic potential of clean energy. Under the accord, the United States pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Moon said the proposal also includes a border adjustment to discourage businesses from relocating to places where they can emit more carbon dioxide - a provision that could cause other nations to follow suit, effectively creating a "global price for carbon".