I09r01.pdf paris climate agenda 21

As of September 20, 2017, the 15 members of the Alliance made up 32. United States to i09r01.pdf paris climate agenda 21 in the Paris Agreement on May 3. The Alliance is not a legally binding treaty, but a grouping of state governments with similar policies regarding climate change. The founding press statement was released in three versions on June 1, which all stated that: “New York, California and Washington, representing over one-fifth of U.

Gross Domestic Product, are committed to achieving the U. 28 percent from 2005 levels and meeting or exceeding the targets of the federal Clean Power Plan. By the evening of June 1 the state governors of seven other U. Paris Agreement, though not necessarily as part of the Alliance. All those seven states expressing Paris agreement support on June 1, opted to become members of the Alliance within the next four days. Americans, including a majority of people in all 50 states, support the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Republican, said his state would join. Hawaii would also join, making them the 9th state in the Alliance. Virginia would join the Alliance. Alliance, bringing the total number of state members to 14.

Alliance, bringing the total number of state members to 15. 2 metric tons by 2050. Finally biomass used by electricity generators, industry, and by homes and commercial buildings has been accounted for as carbon neutral, with combustion emissions fully offset by land sinks in a sustainable biomass cycle. Trump’s withdrawal a “serious mistake” and likening the decision to “ripping off your parachute when you should be pulling the ripcord. As damaging as this decision will be, it will not deter our efforts here”. In 2007, Minnesota passed its own Next Generation Energy Act, which goes beyond the Paris Agreement in calling for a 30 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, and 80 percent by 2050.

As a governor who is also a scientist, I oppose the United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Our administration is committed to protecting our environment, and we recognize that even small changes can have big, lasting effects on our planet. In September 2014, a scientific study was published quantifying the amount of greenhouse gases generated in Puerto Rico from 1990 to 2014. March 2015, which would have ordered a Climate Change Committee to prepare for the implementation of a climate action plan featuring strategies and setting targets for greenhouse gas reductions. Puerto Rico for having to comply with specific greenhouse gas reduction targets for its energy generation. As of January 2018, eight other U. The non-member states and territories that have pledged support for the Paris accord but not joined the United States Climate Alliance account for 16.