Disney CEO Bob Iger quits Trump council over Paris climate agreement

"In order to achieve Paris in full and deliver a low emissions, resilient and more secure future for every man, woman and child, it is very encouraging to see that all actors reaffirm their willingness to work together", Espinosa said.

According to the agreement, by 2025, the USA was to reduce gas emissions by 26-28% in comparison with the levels seen ten years ago.

Pruitt claimed Trump wants better terms within the Paris framework or an entirely new deal, and dismissed warnings from world leaders that it is not negotiable.

"The U.S. reneging on its commitment to the Paris Agreement renders it a rogue state on the worldwide stage", Robinson said.

The U.S. Climate Alliance was formed by the governors of California, Washington, and NY just hours after Trump announced on Thursday that he will pull the United States out of the global climate accord.

"If our national government isn't willing to lead in this area", Scott said, "the states are prepared to step up".


"I want the world to know that the USA will meet its Paris commitments and that through partnerships among cities, states and businesses we will seek to remain part of the Paris agreement process", Bloomberg said.

"The Paris agreement [will] remain irreversible and will be implemented not just by France but by all the other nations", he said, the two exceptions being Syria and Nicaragua.

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also expressed interest in joining the new pact.

Malloy said that CT is "a national leader in combatting climate change" and has no intention of slowing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump has said "I'm not a believer in global warming".

"It's both bad energy policy and, as equally important, bad for America's leadership in the world when you couple this with what he did not do overseas in supporting and reaffirming America's commitment on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and pulling out of the Asia-Pacific trade agreement". And if criticism and rejection of his decisions equal a siege, then Trump is under siege by the mayor of Pittsburgh, too. "I can not in good conscience support a deal that punishes the United States..." "I think part of the reason the president said it was a bad deal yesterday was because countries including China were not making substantial progress in reducing their carbon footprint".

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