Milwaukee Mayor Barrett presenting at global climate summit in Chicago

07 December, 2017, 03:15 | Author: Jason Torres
  • Obama Gives Speech At Climate Change Summit As Mayors Sign Charter

Some mayors have specifically agreed to commitments to expand public transportation and invest in natural climate solutions such as tree canopy and vegetation.

Trump rejected the Paris Agreement (as it is also known) and so the mayors of North America are picking up the slack, doing what the President of the United States won't really do: curb climate change.

Obama said that as people get older, you become more aware of your mortality and want to make sure that "your kids and their kids are going to be OK". "It was going to be up to all of us", he continued. After the 2010 midterm election, it was used by users to sarcastically blame Obama for every mishap that may have occurred to them, The Independent said. "A conveyor belt of some of the strongest hurricanes on record this summer smashed into Houston and Florida and Puerto Rico, and more than two months later, they are still struggling to recover". Trump chose to pull the USA out of the Paris accord, considered to be the world's most important environmental pact because of its global reach and its long-term goals, arguing that it was "disadvantageous" for the country. He only said that the current administration's decision was "difficult to defend".

Read the press release for more info on the 2017 North American Climate Summit.

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It was billed as a first-of-its-kind global pledge that supports the principles of the Paris Climate Accord that U.S. President Donald Trump rejected in June.

Emanuel says the participating mayors are filling a leadership void created by Trump by signing a first-of-its-kind worldwide charter agreement aligned to the Paris climate agreement that commits their cities to reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming and outlines specific plans for meeting the carbon emission reduction targets by 2025. "And what that tells us is that climate is changing faster than our efforts to address it". The agreement, modeled on the Paris agreement, commits individual cities to bringing down their carbon emissions.

"You may withdraw", says Emanuel, referring to Trump pulling out of the Paris Agreement.

Dressed casually in a jacket but no tie, Obama was introduced by Emanuel, who was his first White House Chief of Staff and had invited him to speak for 15 minutes off the meeting's official agenda. "But we're all in on the Paris protocols".

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