"That was done in the absence of the Paris agreement", Tillerson told the Associated Press, "I don't think we're going to change our effort to reduce our emission in the future, either".
Peduto called the decision "disastrous for our planet" and said Trump's decision "has made America weaker, and the world less safe". The two wrote a letter to Energy Secretary Rick Perry saying that maintaining the commitment to the agreement and to USA leadership on climate change will help protect future generations.
Baker had said he was disappointed in Trump's decision and committed to promoting clean energy and reduced carbon emissions in MA, but demurred when asked earlier in the day about joining the coalition. "It's the most significant geopolitically". "This is the first we've heard of it", she said Thursday night.
According to a report in The New York Times, a group of mayors, governors, companies and university presidents are planning to submit a plan to the United Nations that would outline how they would meet greenhouse gas emission targets as stipulated by the deal. "In November, we will have the responsibility of heading the work of the European Union at the United Nations climate conference, which will definitely be a challenge, but we are ready for it".More news: Jose Mourinho might not be happy with Manchester United's pre-season plans
But Britain did not sign a joint statement by the leaders of Germany, France and Italy, who said they regretted Trump's decision and insisted that the accord can not be renegotiated. Collectively, these actors remain committed to the Paris accord. "A unsafe world", Macron said, referencing the cataclysmic effect of climate change all but completely ignored by the Trump administration.
With some U.S. cities and states immediately voicing support for the Paris deal following Trump's announcement, it is unlikely that the country as a whole will see zero implementation of the pact in real terms.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday renewed his criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. In addition, nations - inspired by the actions of local and regional governments, along with businesses - came to recognize that fighting climate change brings significant economic and public health benefits.