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2017-06-01. Bucking Trump, These Cities, States and Companies Commit to Paris Accord.

posted Jun 3, 2017, 5:20 PM by Alan Gould
By Hiroko Tabuchi and Henry Fountain, The New York Times. For GSS Climate Change chapter 9. Excerpt: Representatives of American cities, states and companies are preparing to submit a plan to the United Nations pledging to meet the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions targets under the Paris climate accord, despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement. ...Christiana Figueres, a former top United Nations climate official, said there was currently no formal mechanism for entities that were not countries to be full parties to the Paris accord. ...But Ms. Figueres...said the ... group’s submission could be included in future reports the United Nations compiled on the progress made by the signatories of the Paris deal....  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/01/climate/american-cities-climate-standards.html