Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

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"As one of the prime contributors to the emissions which continue to push global temperature rise to an untenable level, the leadership of the United States in efforts to curb the warming of the planet is an important factor", Granger said.

It is her first chance to talk to him directly since President Donald Trump withdrew from the Paris accord, largely on Pruitt's advice.

Because of existing provisions within the Clean Air Act and others embedded in the Paris Agreement, remaining in it would subject the United States to significant litigation risk that could upend your Administration's ability to fulfill its goal of rescinding the Clean Power Plan. Nicaragua isn't part of the accord because it does not believe it goes far enough to fight against climate change.




Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, where the landmark global climate agreement was agreed in December 2015, said the decision by Donald Trump to pull the US out of the deal was 'a mistake that would have dramatic consequences'.

Conservative members of the NC House said that while the economy is priority No. 1, they aren't ignoring the environment, citing House Bill 589, which would ease some of the subsidies and mandates for the renewable energy industry. Ige joined the alliance on Friday. "When climate change is threatening our reefs and threatening our weather ... then it's threatening our economy, too". The Senate gave its consent to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992; this treaty provides a permanent seat at the table for the United States to engage with other countries each year at the Conferences of Parties (COP).

In terms of Hawaii, numerous studies have shown that the island is under massive threat from rising sea levels, coastal erosion, and extreme weather. By declaring that "we are still in", the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

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