President Trump is not invited to the climate change summit in France, according to Reuters. Veuer’s Sam Berman has the full story.
Speaking at the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, businessman Michael Bloomberg and California Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled a plan Saturday for a coalition of U.S. cities, states and businesses to meet America’s commitments to combat climate change as federal support from the Trump administration stalls on the issue.
The group called “America’s Pledge” released a report detailing how local and state governments as well as private companies will work to meet the U.S.’ pledge on climate action stemming from the Paris climate accord, from which Trump has said the U.S. will withdraw.
“The American government may have pulled out of the Paris agreement, but the American people are committed to its goals, and there is nothing Washington can do to stop us,” the former New York mayor said.
Syria announced earlier this week at the COP23 conference that it would join the 2015 pact, leaving the U.S. as the only country out of the agreement once it can formally withdraw.
Speaking at the meeting, Brown said the U.S. federal system allows states and cities to have “real power” to act on climate.
Although Brown has been a vocal supporter for climate action, his speech in Bonn was interrupted by anti-fracking and indigenous peoples’ rights groups. Some demonstrators shouted “keep it in ground” and “indigenous peoples are the solution.”
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