The Latest: Fiji's leader disappointed by Trump decision

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Fiji's prime minister, who will chair an annual climate summit in Germany in November, says he's deeply disappointed by President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord. Bainimarama says the decision is a grave disappointment for citizens of places like his Pacific island nation and U.S. coastal cities like New York and Miami that are vulnerable to climate change. Clinton has been increasingly vocal in her criticism of Trump as she ramps up her public appearances after several months of laying low following her bruising defeat. Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger is resigning from his position on a White House advisory council in response to President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Mexico is reaffirming its "unconditional support for the Paris accord," and says it "will continue to meet its established goals" for reducing carbon emissions. The department has released a statement saying, "Efforts to slow climate change are a moral imperative, because we owe it to future generations." Australia's environment minister says he is disappointed that the U.S. will exit the climate agreement, but the Australian government remains committed to it. Ford Motor Co. said it will also continue to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at its plants and from its vehicles. A group of Democratic governors say President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement will encourage states to do more to fight climate change. Inslee says Washington state, New York and California are forming the United States Climate Alliance, a coalition that will convene states committed to working to uphold the Paris climate agreement. Cabinet secretaries whose departments don't deal primarily with environmental policy are praising President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accords. Echoing White House talking points, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price released a statement that called the climate accords "a bad deal for the American people." Education Secretary Betsy DeVos also issued a statement in support of Trump's decision, calling it "one more example of his commitment to rolling back the unrealistic and overreaching regulatory actions by the previous administration." The United Nations body tasked with tackling climate change says it is ready to talk with the United States about the implications of President Donald Trump's announcement to pull out of the Paris agreement. Dujarric says the secretary-general is confident that cities, states and businesses around the world "will continue to demonstrate vision and leadership by working for the low-carbon, resilient economic growth that will create quality jobs and markets for 21st century prosperity." The world's largest retailer, Walmart, is urging countries to work together on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even as President Donald Trump said he's pulling the United States out of an international agreement to combat climate change. The company earlier this year launched Project Gigaton, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout its supply chain by 1 billion tons by 2030. The company says, "Our commitments to renewable energy and emission reductions have been embedded in our business for more than a decade, and we believe they are good for our customers, good for our business and good for our environment." The former vice president says that exiting the agreement "imperils U.S. security and our ability to own the clean energy future." Biden as vice president supported former President Barack Obama's efforts to take part in the Paris accord and fight the effects of climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni said in a joint statement Thursday that they take note "with regret" the U.S. decision to pull out of the 2015 agreement. In an emailed statement, retail giant Amazon says it also still supports the climate agreement, and that clean-energy policies are good for American jobs and innovation. Social Democratic members of Merkel's Cabinet issued a separate joint statement saying "the United States is harming itself, us Europeans and all other people in the world." Energy Secretary Rick Perry says President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement means the U.S. "will no longer be bound by an agreement unilaterally entered into by the Obama administration." Zinke praised Trump for taking "bold and decisive action to pull the U.S. out of the poorly negotiated Paris accord that would kill American jobs and manufacturing while doing little to protect the environment." Kerry says it's "an unprecedented forfeiture of American leadership which will cost us influence, cost us jobs and invite other countries to walk away from solving humanity's most existential crisis." In a statement Thursday, mayors of the world's megacities committed to addressing climate change said that despite the U.S. move, American cities can continue to play a role in trying to prevent catastrophic global warming. The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, says climate change "poses a unique threat to the future of our planet, and puts in peril the health, prosperity, security and the very survival of our children and grandchildren." The European Union's top climate change official says President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris accord makes it "a sad day for the global community." The EU's climate action commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete (cah-NEY'-tey), said in a statement Thursday that the bloc "deeply regrets the unilateral decision by the Trump administration." Gore says: We are in the middle of a clean energy revolution that no single person or group can stop. The U.S. Conference of Mayors says it strongly opposes President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and vows that the nation's mayors will continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. The mayors said in a statement Thursday that the U.S. and other nations need to address climate change to become energy independent, self-reliant and resilient. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the group's vice president, called climate change a grave threat to coastal communities, the nation and the world. Trump says during a White House Rose Garden announcement that the U.S. will exit the landmark climate agreement aimed at reducing carbon emissions to slow climate change.
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