Jun 06, 2017 10:31 AM EDT
President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change did not have the full support of the American people. The aftermath of Trump's statement to call it off with the climate change accord has the new environmental alliance move to step into the global limelight to represent the country in the International arena to save the environment.
Major Cities, business hardliners, and educational institutions stepped up to support the new United environmental alliance they call "We are Still In" whose intention is to take the president's place in representing the United States in the Paris Agreement for climate change. The alliance further states that they could submit their targets and implement measures as to what is agreed upon in the accord.
Former New York City Mayor and UN Special Envoy Michael Bloomberg organized the movement and sent a letter to the body of the Paris Agreement introducing the new group. However, Bloomberg emphasizes that it cannot commit to the progress tracking of output and data for submission to the climate change organization. But the former New York City Mayor gave his commitment to pay for the U.S. contributory amount to the U.N. Framework Convention on climate change, the agency setting and mediating the international summits, reports Time.
President Donald Trump's decision to separate the United States involvement in the Paris Accord is one that prioritizes the American people above all else. He further and continually stresses his point that the Paris Agreement on climate change will cost billions and billions of dollars, American jobs, business investments that most of the accord's members are dependent upon the U.S. leadership. The spawning of the new United environment alliance shows its defiance of the president's decision and refuses to work around what he chose for the best interest of the American good, reports National Public Radio.
"We are still in" consists of business powerhouses like Nike, Ebay, Microsoft and Target collaborating with major cities, small, medium and large-scale enterprises among other members. The new United environment alliance fears that the US could no longer reach its commitment of 28 percent reduction of greenhouse gasses under the Obama administration and predicts that it will heavily fall short to just 12.6 percent after the Paris Agreement meltdown.
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