Over 190 Countries and the European Union have Signed the Paris Climate Agreement
Developed and developing countries around the globe have united together to help reduce the percentage of global emissions.
The Paris Climate Agreement was signed by over 190 countries and states around the globe. It outlines a series of goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Recently, there has been discussion covering Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw from the Paris climate deal.
The New York Times reported:
‘President Xi Jinping of China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter, has promised that his country would move ahead with steps to curb climate change, regardless of what happens in the United States.’
Along with China moving forward regardless Trump’s decision, several companies in the United States will also be moving to more projects with renewable energy to save money regardless his point of view.
In less than a decade solar energy will be more cost effective than coal and natural gas in the United States. If Trump does withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, it will be a temporary bump on the road to a sustainable future.
The Paris Climate Agreement was signed on April 22, 2016, and has a international goal of investing $1 Trillion in solar energy. It could be a conflict of interests for the former Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, who is also the United States Secretary of State, to advise members of the Trump administration away from accomplishing our international obligation to a more sustainable future by investing in clean energy projects in comparison to his fossil fuel empire.
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Don't know which way Paris will go, but I've done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 31, 2017