Hawaii defies Trump and becomes first state to legally support Paris Agreement on climate change

Hawaii defies Trump and becomes first state to legally support Paris Agreement on climate change

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The US Hawaii State located near the Pacific Ocean has decided to support the Paris Agreement, as the UNDP Climate Change Programme Coordinator Diana Harutyunyan said at the meeting held at EcoLur Press Club and entitled 'Women in Energy'.

Reminder: recently the US President Donald Trump declared the withdrawal of the US from Paris Climate Agreement, ' The US President's statement doesn't mean that individual states, cities or corporations will withdraw the agreement. The Paris Agreement and Green Climate Fund will operate. Even after Trump's statement, the US will remain the signatory of the Paris Agreement by 2021 and the decision of withdrawal may be reached by another president,' Diana Harutyunyan outlined.
According to gazeta.ru, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed two landmark laws that would require the island state to honour the “commitments and goals” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions laid out in the accord.
'The islands of the Hawaii and other islands in the Pacific Ocean already feel the increase in the oceal level and the consequences of the natural disasters. That's why we are already taking certian steps towards the implementation of the climate agreement,' the Governor stated.
 
At the beginning of June China and California signed an agreement in the cooperation towards the reduction of greenhouse gases. California Governor Gerry Brown mentioned that in this way they are seeking to fill the gap generated after Trump's decision.

19:01 June 08, 2017


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