America’s Pledge is committed to maintain the U.S. as the leader in the fight against climate change

Americans against Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.

On June 3th, 2017, we’ve announced that the state of California has decided to ignore Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord because it wants to meet its emission goals signed by the U.S. at the Paris climate change summit in December, 2015.

In the meantime the movement that wants to ignore Trump’s decision grew, and now a number of 227 cities and counties, nine states and more than 1,500 companies (including Fortune 500 companies) have joined the initiative, announced in very recent statement California’s Governor Jerry Brown, and a former New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

Brown stated that the initiative created to ignore Trump’s decision on the Paris accord wants to send a clear message to the world that America’s states, cities and businesses will move forward to fulfill the commitments signed by the U.S. at the Paris accord with or without Washington’s support.

The movement is still growing and attracts more U.S states, cities and companies in an unprecedented effort to reduce climate change.

Michael Bloomberg announced in a statement that even if the U.S. government has decided to pull the country out of the Paris accord, the American society remains committed to it, and will achieve the goals related to emissions reduction.

The initiative called America’s Pledge wants to present their findings at the UN climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, in November.

At COP21, the former U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the country by 26 to 28 % below 2005 levels by 2025.

Trump’s decision to remove the country from the Paris accord shows that the federal government will not honor those pledges, which were non-binding.

Bloomberg is a U.N. envoy on cities and climate change, and in June, 2017, in an attempt to fill a climate leadership void, he committed $200 million to support climate initiatives in the cities, including the projects created to reduce global warming and climate change effects trough a grant program called “the American Cities Initiative”.

Antha Williams, the leader of the Environment Program at Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced that the group has also committed to separately fund America’s Pledge.

The United Nations’ chief, António Guterres, stated about the plan to assess how U.S. cities, states and businesses are contributing to slashing global greenhouse gas emissions is “welcome”.

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