EU, China believes Trump climate decision 'a big mistake — EU chief

In the wake of Trump's decision, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto reaffirmed his city's commitment to the 2015 Paris accord and called the president's move "reckless" and "unacceptable".

Though China's stance has changed little, its diplomatic position was enhanced first in Paris, where joint pledges made by Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping helped push the deal over the line, and now by its efforts to keep the Paris agreement in play in the face of US opposition. This decision was backed by every country in the world apart from Syria, which is in the middle of a civil war, and Nicaragua, which wanted us to go further. Then on Thursday, Scott issued a statement that criticized the withdrawal decision and he promised to continue working toward reducing carbon emissions. He claims that implementing the Paris accord will cost the USA millions of jobs and have a huge economic impact. "Walking away from the Paris Agreement is perilous for America, Maine and our future".

Former US President Barack Obama said the Trump administration was joining "a small handful of nations that reject the future" by withdrawing from the pact.

"There have been changes in the global situation and there have been rising uncertainties and destabilizing factors", Li said. "Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world".

Almost 4,000 miles away, Parisian Raphael Angeli said Trump's decision puts him at odds with many of his fellow citizens and much of the world.

Trump, she said, is "playing on a past generation and a lost industry, and we can't bring it back".

French President Emmanuel Macron was damning, saying in a late-night TV address that the United States had "turned its back on the world".

"We should have sensible environmental policies that offer practical solutions to protect our planet and that enhance our economic growth and our nation's competitiveness". "We will succeed because we are fully committed".

On top of that, even while our energy production is dirty, we can also emit fewer greenhouse gasses by learning to live less energy-intensive lifestyles. "Make our planet great again".

He also encouraged American scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs to come to France where their contributions and innovation would be appreciated. "We will be environmentally friendly but we're not going to put our businesses out of work, we're not going to lose our jobs".

The EU Commission said it will now seek new alliances in the fight against climate change.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called the USA decision to exit the Paris climate pact a "major disappointment".

Charlie Baker and Phil Scott, the Republican governors of MA and Vermont respectively, announced that their liberal northeastern states were joining the Climate Alliance and committed to the goals of the Paris agreement, as did their Democratic counterparts in CT and Rhode Island. "I always believed and I was always taught to believe that the United States was a global leader".

This means the United States would not be out of the Paris Agreement until November 4 2020, the day after the next presidential election.

Trump contends climate change is a hoax and that the concept was created by and for China to make American manufacturing uncompetitive.

This is while Democrats and environmental groups have long argued against spending billions of dollars to reduce emissions from coal-fired power plants when the same funds could help expedite the transition to wind and solar power. "It's obvious that without the participation of the United States the Paris agreement will be unworkable because the United States is one of the biggest generator of emissions", he said.

In part that is because the Paris agreement only went into effect previous year, it's voluntary, and doesn't carry penalties for countries that fall short of emissions-cutting targets.

"I regret the decision of the USA president", Merkel said on Thursday evening.

The accord commits countries to holding global temperature rises to "well below" 2C above pre-industrial levels, which will require global emissions to be cut to net zero by the second half of the century. "No one country can stop action on climate change". The deal is to take effect in 2020.

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