Cambodia Says it Regrets 'Irresponsible' Trump Decision to Leave Paris Climate Accord

The bills' signage came with the support of four Hawaiian county mayors, who have joined hundreds of other mayors across the USA in signing a commitment agreement.

Following President Donald Trump's announcement last week that the US was pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement, Trudeau initiated phone calls with four of the other G7 leaders.

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill on Tuesday requiring state officials to plan a response to climate change that aligns the state with the standards and goals of the Paris pact, according to Scott Glenn, an environmental adviser to the governor.

"The selfish act of the US does not only have grave consequences for the global efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well", the spokesman said. He says he was motivated by the signs of climate change he sees daily in Hawaii: "Tides are getting higher, biodiversity is shrinking, coral is bleaching, coastlines are eroding, weather is becoming more extreme".

The new Hawaii law creates a state commission to explore strategies the state could adopt toward climate change mitigation and adaptation. Another bill establishes a "Carbon Farming Task Force", which will evaluate agriculture and aquaculture practices for improved soil health and carbon sequestration. "Together, we can directly contribute to the global agenda of achieving a more resilient and sustainable island Earth", said Ige, in a press release.

In the absence of executive leadership in the United States, an unprecedented alliance is emerging among cities like ours to push progress forward.

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) says that President Trump badly misrepresented the research of its scientists when he cited their work last Thursday to justify his withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, reported the Reuters news service.

But the mayors' article his back at Trump: "Though separated by an ocean and a language, we share a desire to do what is best for our citizens and our planet", the pair wrote.

Trump announced the United States' departure from the Paris climate change accord June 1.

North Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson joined a chorus of global leaders in expressing concern over Trump's decision to pull the us from the climate-change agreement, calling it "short-sighted and silly".

The U.S.is now one of just three countries worldwide to be either outside the agreement or on their way out, with Syria and Nicaragua as the other two nations.

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