California governor: Trump a 'fool' on climate legacy

California governor: Trump a 'fool' on climate legacy

California governor: Trump a 'fool' on climate legacy

Trump said the worldwide agreement was unfair to the United States and would hurt the economy.

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks as Michael Bloomberg, left, listens during a news conference at the Global Action Climate Summit Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in San Francisco. Gov.

California, the host of the 2018 GCAS, came up with an even more ambitious plan as Brown pushes for aggressive measures to reduce its net output of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere to zero by 2045 and make the Golden State a carbon-neutral pioneer. "But that's not enough", Leila Salazar-Lopez, executive director of US-based Amazon Watch, said during a protest action outside the event's venue.

Nuttall, however, argues that this more than just about USA businesses and local and state governments stepping in and reiterating their commitment to achieving the Paris Agreement goals and climate plans and targets pledged by the Obama administration under the climate deal.

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Gore, a Democrat, also criticized Trump for denying the death toll from last year's hurricane in Puerto Rico was almost 3,000 people.

Trump announced in June 2017 the United States' intention to pull out of the global agreement, which Kerry signed while serving as President Barack Obama's secretary of state.

"But the Global Climate Action Summit has brought together actors demonstrating the vast opportunity afforded by climate action".

The three-day GCAS attracted more than 4,500 representatives from leaders of governments and businesses, regions, cities, investors and civil organizations on topics of climate change that impacts hugely on the future of both the globe and human existence.

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Gore said an increasing number of people are embracing the need to combat climate change. Specifically, some studies suggest that by 2030, global greenhouse gas emissions could be lowered by as much as 1.5 to 2.2 gigatons (CO2e) every year if the commitments from almost 6,000 cities, states, regions and over 2,000 companies are fully implemented.

Under the terms of the legislation, all utility companies must get 60% of their energy from renewable sources by 2030. He said he was disappointed Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement. "As the greatest custodians of the Paris Agreement, mayors of the world's great cities have once again shown that cities are getting the job done". "If they have a better one, let me know".

"China has taken this Global Summit very, very seriously and we hope to build on that in months and years ahead as California, the USA and China's Jiangsu Province in particular will work even more closely to combat climate change", said the governor.

Just ahead of the GCAS, Indian companies including UltraTech Cement, Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers Ltd, Mahindra Heavy Engines Ltd, and Godrej Industries Limited and Associate Companies announced climate actions they would undertake.

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