France vows to go beyond Paris climate commitments

Jun 08, 2017, 01:45
France vows to go beyond Paris climate commitments

"The measure adopted relevant sections of the Paris agreement as state law, which gives us legal basis to continue adaptation and mitigation strategies for Hawaii, despite the Federal government's withdrawal from the treaty", said Sen.

"In this day and age, it is time for states and governors to lead".

Hawaii on Tuesday, June 7, 2017 became the first state in the country with laws that implement portions of the Paris climate deal.Gov. David Ige signed two laws that aim to reduce greenhouse emissions and mitigate climate change through carbon sequestration, a process to store atmospheric carbon monoxide.

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and representatives for other mayors in the state also signed a statement declaring continuing support for the Paris agreement.

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Ige says the islands are seeing the impacts of climate change first-hand.

Furthermore, Washington was very effective in weakening the Kyoto Protocol consistently using its political influence and its power in the climate negotiations, although it was not a party to the protocol, Chademana said.

U.S. tech giants, government leaders, investors, universities and companies have agreed to fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions and honour The Paris Agreement on climate change, days after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the landmark deal.Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel and Microsoft are among the hundreds of businesses that declared their intention to continue working toward reducing carbon emissions.

"Clean-energy sources, especially solar, are dropping dramatically in price", she said, "and really will drive the next great economic renaissance in this country if we seize the opportunity".

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Hawaii also joined the United States Climate Alliance, a group of states dedicated to upholding the accord.

Colorado companies including Western Union, New Belgium Brewing and several ski resorts have joined hundreds of US mayors, governors and chief executives, all promising to make good on the nation's commitment to reach climate goals set in Paris.

"We have kuleana to malama our island home", Ige said.

"We do not have a global warming problem on this planet, what we have is an energy poverty problem on this planet". "We are setting course to change Hawaii and Earth for the future".

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