Trudeau Team 'Disappointed' Over U.S. Exit From Paris Climate Accord

Trudeau Team 'Disappointed' Over U.S. Exit From Paris Climate Accord

"With the withdrawal from the climate accord", Spiegel Online concluded, the U.S. was leaving open "large business prospects for other countries: renewable energy".

In a fiery media address, President Trump emphasised he "represented the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris", a departure from the usual image of the United States being the leader of the free world.

As Trump was announcing the USA exit from the climate change agreement in Washington, Merkel first welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then Chinese premier Li Keqiang to Berlin.

Trump's line, meant to convey that he was protecting jobs he claims would be lost through the accord, was nevertheless rebuffed by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who tweeted: "Pittsburgh stands with the world & will follow Paris Agreement".

Nonetheless, Liberal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna also found Trump's resolve to extricate the US from the accord "deeply disappointing" and even suggested that the president will be missing out from the "inevitable" increase in green energy jobs that climate change proponents believe will soon be mushrooming around the world.

They are Syria, and the Central American nation of Nicaragua - but the U.S. is very different from either.

There was a mix of dismay and anger across the world.

"More and more of the major issues, whether it's fighting crime and terrorism or whether it's climate change, are being fought on the local level", Dyer said.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the decision by Trump to pull the USA from the accord "can't and won't stop all those of us who feel obliged to protect the planet".

Carter added that U.S. efforts to combat climate change by investing in clean energy and new technology could serve to mitigate the damage already done.

"There was that early blitz of meetings with leaders from all different industries and now that's slowed down a bit", said one senior Washington lobbyist who often visits the West Wing but declined to be identified by name speaking about the White House. "We could be witnessing, I won't say the end of American innovation, but certainly a loss of it".

His decision, announced on Thursday, triggered widespread global condemnation. Shareholders in the world's largest publicly traded oil company, Exxon Mobil, this week backed a motion requiring the company to assess the risks from climate change to the business.

McMillon said in a Facebook post late on Thursday he was "disappointed in today's news about the Paris Agreement".

A small group of sceptics, some of them in the White House, believe the Paris pact threatened business. Oquist says that because the commitments aren't binding, the climate change agreement will fail to meet its goal. "For us, the whole "Pittsburgh not Paris" has really resonated". Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said many of those partners reside in the United States, despite Washington's reversal.

"Our position on climate change has not changed. we publicly advocate for climate action", said General Motors.

In part that is because the Paris Agreement went into effect only past year, it's voluntary and it doesn't carry penalties for countries that fall short of emissions-cutting targets. "We think it's important for countries to work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions".

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A number of figures from USA industry expressed their dismay at Trump's move.

Whatever the industry, companies will be reluctant to change plans based exclusively on the withdrawal from the climate agreement because the pendulum could swing back.

The White House is planning a day-long summit of technology CEOs at the White House for June 19 to discuss modernizing government systems, an effort led by Trump's son in law and top adviser Jared Kushner.

They would not restrict average temperature rises to 2C, let alone 1.5C, he said - and much more action is required.

German industry associations warned that Trump's decision would harm the global economy and lead to market distortions.

Trump's decision to leave the Paris agreement garnered severe criticism from worldwide governments, scientists, tech giants and even celebrities.

"Climate protection can be pushed forward in an effective and competition-friendly way only by all states", said DIHK President Eric Schweitzer. "And perhaps most important, new coal plants in the U.S. aren't economically feasible right now, due to lower costs of other forms of energy", Robertson said. He said he was "quite confident" the rest would come.

On Thursday, the Sierra Club, an environmental group, was scathing about Trump's endorsement of what he regards as clean coal.

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