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Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

Hawaii enacts law to align goals with Paris climate accord

Colorado companies including Western Union, New Belgium Brewing and several ski resorts have joined hundreds of USA mayors, governors and chief executives, all promising to make good on the nation's commitment to reach climate goals set in Paris.

Failure to step up action against global warming would be "disastrous", California Governor Jerry Brown warned on Tuesday as he seeks to fill the USA leadership vacuum on climate change.

Hawaii has passed a law that will document sea level rises and set strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

"Hawaii's natural environment provides foundation of livelihood, yet it is under threat", Ige said.

Cambodia, a member of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change since 1995, endorsed the Paris deal. The coast is eroding, and the weather is more extreme. "We can't walk away from the reality of climate change".

Since Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the global accord on June 01, over 200 mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, 13 governors have formed the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance, and 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris.

Fort Collins-based New Belgium Brewing is one of hundreds of companies, governors and mayors pledging to meet climate goals set in Paris.

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Furthermore, Washington was very effective in weakening the Kyoto Protocol consistently using its political influence and its power in the climate negotiations, although it was not a party to the protocol, Chademana said.

"I care deeply about the greatest trading partners, the greatest friends we've ever had, in Canada", he said.

In recent years, catastrophes such as the Fort McMurray wildfires and the recent string of flooding events across Canada have cost the insurance industry billions of dollars and climate change is believed to be exacerbating conditions that lead to these unsafe and costly natural disasters.

The United States, the world's biggest carbon emitter after China, signed the agreement a year ago under the previous administration, but Trump has argued that the deal would harm the U.S. economy.

Both bills were signed into law Friday in Honolulu.

"Together, we can directly contribute to the global agenda of achieving a more resilient and sustainable island Earth", Ige said. For the sake of our children, grandchildren and future generations, we must cooperate with the global community to save our planet. We can not afford to mess it up.

"If we talk about responsibility, which countries created the issue of climate change?" The task force has to present its preliminary report to the Legislature in 2023.

HB1578 will go into effect on July 1.

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