Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite

Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite

Amid swirling uncertainty about the commitment of the U.S. to global climate action under the Trump administration, cities and businesses have banded together to push for support for the Paris Agreement under the banner "America's Pledge". Specifically, some studies suggest that by 2030, global greenhouse gas emissions could be lowered by as much as 1.5 to 2.2 gigatons (CO2e) every year if the commitments from almost 6,000 cities, states, regions and over 2,000 companies are fully implemented.

'Brown had tough words for Trump, who yanked the USA out of the landmark Paris Agreement and is trying to rescind California's right to set its own vehicle emissions standard.

Originally called the "NAZCA Portal" - named after the ancient lines in Peru and launched by the Peruvian Government back in 2014 - the Climate Action portal was subsequently enshrined in the text of the Paris Agreement as the official portal to showcase the contributions of the so-called "non-Party stakeholders".

"This is real and we will take action even if Washington doesn't", said Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti.

On Monday, Brown signed a bill aiming to eliminate fossil fuel use for electricity in the state by 2045, in response to US withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.

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The gathering organized by California Governor Jerry Brown ended with Brown announcing the West Coast state was venturing into space monitoring of climate-changing emissions. "California continues to lead the world in adopting innovative policies to fight climate change".

"I didn't get that moniker for nothing!" he said as he fired up the crowd.

"Liar, criminal, fool - take your choice", he added when asked what Trump's environmental legacy would be. "It's a demonstration of activism, it's a demonstration of will, it's a demonstration of engagement by all sorts of sub-national players, and I think that's all been tremendously useful".

Milan and Copenhagen are among the 27 major cities cited by C40 Cities Climate Leadership, a group whose board is headed by philanthropist and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg. But it also points to the limitations of working with so-called sub-national actors, which include just 17 USA states. "We have the actual method of getting there".

Unlike that patchwork approach, federal policies like the Clean Power Plan would have cut emissions in all 50 states.

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"Today, we announce that this "bottom up" movement will put us within striking distance of the USA commitment to the Paris Agreement, even with zero support from our federal government", Bloomberg said, according to The Nation.

China's gross domestic product grew 1.5 times between 2005 and 2017, but its carbon emissions have fallen by 46 percent, which reached in advance the goal of cutting by 40 percent to 45 percent carbon emissions by the year 2020, Xie said.

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The summit brought together local, regional and national governments from countries throughout the world - along with business and industry leaders.

"If the overall movement of the world is up and determined to address the Paris Agreement, then those governments that are less enthusiastic are likely to find themselves on the wrong side of history, and likely to find themselves on the wrong side of what the planet and the people living on it actually need- which is a low carbon/de-carbonised world with all kinds of new job opportunities and all kind of new sectors".

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