The same nations that are asking us to maintain the agreement are the countries that have cost the United States billions of dollars through hard trade practices and, in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what`s going on. It`s pretty obvious to those who want to keep an open mind. On 13 July, the Alliance`s official website was launched.  The launch of the site included 13 of the 14 states that signed a petition asking the President of the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement in May 2017 (only Pennsylvania had decided not to join). After the election of Donald Trump, participating in climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco, Ecosystem Marketplace said that cities and states would fill any leadership gaps that would open up in Washington, and many repeated their views on the Bionic Planet Podcast, available on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher and here: “These agreements are as good as the commitments of any country.” Says the light. The next step could take place as early as November 4, when the government would finally be able to formally submit a request to withdraw from the Paris agreement (while President Trump has indicated his intention to leave the agreement, the United States remains a party to the agreement). Despite what the White House is doing, there is inspiring leadership in cities and states to accelerate the fight against climate change across the country. “The United States should stay with the other 189 parties to the agreement and not go out alone.” “The decision to leave the Paris agreement was wrong when it was announced, and it`s still wrong today,” said Helen Mountford of the World Resources Institute. As president, I cannot look at the well-being of American citizens any other way.
The Paris climate agreement is simply the latest example of the Washington agreement that disadvantages the United States for the exclusive good of other countries and leaves American workers – whom I love – and taxpayers to absorb costs in the form of lost jobs, lower wages, closed factories and very low economic output. How do I do that? Does it work? Today, during the UN climate negotiations in Madrid, the alliance of states and governors, which is still trying to achieve the Paris goals, published its first report. It was delivered in advance exclusively to The Atlantic. There are also serious legal and constitutional issues. Foreign leaders in Europe, Asia and around the world should have no more to say about the U.S. economy than our own citizens and their elected representatives. That is why our withdrawal from the agreement is a reaffirmation of American sovereignty. (Applause) Our constitution is unique among all the nations of the world, and it is my supreme commitment and the greatest honor to protect them.
And I will. The pioneering agreement reached in 2015 aims to limit global warming to a level “well below” 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. But in June 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States – the world`s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases – would pull out of the agreement. In the transportation sector, Colorado recently adopted the California Mandate for Emission-Free Vehicles (ZEV), which requires automakers to reach a minimum level of electric vehicle sales by 2025. Along with Minnesota and New Mexico also plan to join, 13 states that have more than 30% of vehicle sales in the United States.