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Paris Agreement: How President Trump got it wrong – Climate Scorecard

Donald Trump, US president

Climate Scorecard, a citizen-based effort to monitor and report on efforts to implement the Paris Agreement, believes that President Donald Trump does not get the Paris Agreement or American resolve to ensure that the Agreement succeeds The rest of the world is aware that US President Trump does not get the Paris Climate Agreement. His decision to withdraw the United ...

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Paris Agreement: Groups ask governments to produce African Rule Book


Leading non-state actors and civil society groups from across Africa have called on African governments to kick-start the process of designing an African Rule Book for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The book, according to them, will help in galvanising a robust presentation of African perspectives in the Paris Rule Book which is being formulated. The call was made ...

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Faith groups ask Trump to reconsider Paris accord pull-out

Mattias Söderberg

Faith-based organisations have called on U.S. President Donald Trump to give a second thought to his decision to pull the country out of the Paris Agreement on climate change. Representatives of the faith groups, who are preparing for an inter-faith gathering, on Thursday, June 8, 2017 expressed deep concern about the US decision. “To care for creation, is a moral ...

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Hawai’i emerges first U.S. state to enact Paris Agreement law

David Ige

In a show of support for the Paris climate agreement, Gov. David Ige and Hawai’i county mayors and representatives on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors’ agreement that support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord. Hawai‘i is the first state in the nation to enact legislation that implements portions ...

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World energy system said to be offtrack to meet Paris accord goals


Renewable energy technology must be considerably ramped up in order to meet long-term climate change targets and governments need to support large-scale deployment with the necessary policies, the International Energy Agency said in a report published on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, countries have agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to limit the ...

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Paris climate accord: We’re still in, say U.S. leaders

Michael Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s action notwithstanding, Americans appear to have stood firmly by the Paris Agreement, thanks to what looks like an unprecedented outpouring of support for the famous climate treaty. Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, on Monday, June 5, 2017 submitted an unique statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, ...

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Paris accord pull-out: Trump surrenders US global leadership – Greenpeace

Njeri Kabeberi

Denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International has said the decision will cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition. Greenpeace Africa Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration ...

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Paris Agreement: There’s nothing Washington can do to stop us, says Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg

While U.S. President Donald Trump was on Thursday, June 1, 2017 announcing the nation’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change,  American philanthropist and UN envoy, Michael Bloomberg, on the other hand was doing what appears to be the exact opposite – filling a significant funding gap arising from Trump’s action and ensuring that America and other countries fulfill ...

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Trump Paris Agreement rejection described as ‘call to action’

Scott Vaughan

U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change puts the United States at odds not just with the international community, but with overwhelming scientific evidence and the publicly expressed wishes of hundreds of American companies, from Apple to Exxon. These are part of sentiments expressed by Scott Vaughan, President and CEO of International Institute for Sustainable ...

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Paris Agreement withdrawal: Trump in discord with reality – Activists

Donald Trump

The decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement signals that the Trump Administration is in total discord with both reality and the rest of the world, the Climate Action Network (CAN) has said. According to the group, the first to suffer from “the injudicious decision” is the American people. “This action is totally contrary to their best interests: their ...

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