NYC landmarks go green to support the Paris Accord


Climate change is real. "If we don't take the step than we aren't prepared to take the next step".

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, in Brussels for an EU-China business summit, said it was important for China and EU relationships to become more stable.

Pop star John Legend, 38, called the US President an "a*****e" and said he was "a national embarrassment". "This requires our efforts to resolve existing issues".

The money will support the operations of the Bonn-based secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Li had expressed China's continued support for the global climate deal on Thursday during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saying, "China will stand by its responsibilities on climate change".

Climate issues are expected to dominate discussions between Keqiang, who is leading a large delegation of ministers to Brussels on Friday, and EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Organized by billionaire philanthropist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, that coalition will submit a plan to the United Nations that commits to greenhouse-gas limits set in the Paris Agreement, according to The New York Times.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg claimed the withdrawal was bad for the environment and the U.S. economy and he called on people to act together "before it's too late".

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He also pledged to muster $15 million for the United Nations' climate body, substituting for U.S. funding likely to be axed by Trump. Along with the U.S., India and China are among the world's greatest polluters.

In the wake of Trump's exit, China, the European Union and other countries around the world have reaffirmed their commitment to the accord, leaving the USA on a diplomatic island with only Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (and to be fair to Ortega, his country didn't join because the accords weren't strong enough).

"Climate change exists", he wrote. But Kiene urged leaders to translate their words into actions. This would be a significant reduction in the global temperature rise, though much more is needed if the world is to achieve its goal of limiting warming to 2 degrees Celsius or less. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

US President Donald Trump insisted withdrawing the country from the Paris climate accord would stave off an economic crisis and protect American jobs - but plenty of American companies seemed to disagree.

Enacted in 2015 during then-President Obama's administration, the Paris climate accord was a landmark, worldwide agreement to combat global warming and cut carbon emissions.

Just one of Dilley's coworkers whom CNN spoke with considers climate change a hoax.