Democratic officials have vowed to implement the goals of the Paris climate agreement, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord Thursday.
New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio vowed to issue an executive order soon to honor the goals of the Paris accord, which is to keep future global warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
“On behalf of the people of New York City, and alongside mayors across the country, I am committing to honor the goals of the Paris agreement with an Executive Order in the coming days, so our city can remain a home for generations to come,” DeBlasio said in a statement Thursday.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto also vowed to follow the “guidelines” of the Paris agreement, although he gave no specifics.
Democratic governors of California, New York and Washington also announced the creation of the United States Climate Alliance. Govs. Jerry Brown, Andrew Cuomo and Jay Inslee all vowed to meet the Paris Agreement goals.
“We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change which is why I am also signing an Executive Order confirming New York’s leadership role in protecting our citizens, our environment, and our planet,” Cuomo said.