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Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

Italy says G-20 a chance to pressure Trump on climate pact

It's up to citizens and cities now to address climate change.

According to the agriculture ministry, the sector, which employs 40 percent of the country's workforce, is responsible for as much as 38.5 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions, half of which comes from rice cultivation.

"Only about two and a half percent of that is generated in the state, and we don't have a lot of wind being generated in the state", he explains. Additionally, in my efforts to support the local government and the people of the territory on this important issue, I have joined Congress' first ever bipartisan Caucus on Climate Change. That move put the state at the forefront of the resistance pushing back against Mr Trump's denial of climate change as a world-threatening movement and policy concern.

Vietnam is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change.

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President Trump said the accord imposed "wildly unfair" environmental standards on American businesses and workers. The phrase, which the White House soon after looked to capitalise on in announcing a tour of the U.S. in honour of the sentiment, was quickly undercut by the mayor of that U.S. city.

"Dozens of our country's cities have already united to implement measures that combat climate change, so the President's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement is not representative of our nation's leaders and their communities", said Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin, USCM Second Vice President. In addition to those mayors and Hawaii, the states of California, Washington, and NY all announced that they were going to work hard to curb climate change.

The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 196 parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015.

President Donald Trump's exit from the Paris climate change accords has prompted several companies to strengthen their commitment to fighting climate change.

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China's CO2 emission per unit of GDP dropped by 26.2 percent from 2011 to 2016 and the country is on course to cut emission intensity down to 40-45 percent below 2005 level by 2020, and further to 60-65 percent lower than 2005 by 2030, when overall carbon emission of China peaks. And, we will see more evidence of this in the weeks to come.

They've sent an open letter to Gov. Larry Hogan and members of the General Assembly stressing the need to achieve the greenhouse-gas reductions that are needed to slow and ultimately stop global warming.

Mr Trump pulling America out of the Paris Agreement places the U.S. alongside Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries to reject the deal.

While some may say that we can't afford a clean-energy future, economic and environmental trends suggest the opposite - we can't afford not to invest in these opportunities that benefit both our economy and our environment. At the compact's core is a foundational belief at odds with the misconceptions behind the Paris backout - that climate action somehow creates an undue burden on the economy and threatens jobs.

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Your 'What's It Really Mean?' stat of the day: The A's won for just the second time in nine games played on a Sunday. The Yankees were swept for the first time this season, joining the rest of the American League in that department.


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