United States Climate Alliance

The United States Climate Alliance comprises a group of states in the United States committed to upholding the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change within their borders. It was formed on June 1, 2017, by three state governors  WashingtonNew York, and  California —after U.S. President Donald Trump announced United States withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. 

In addition, by the evening of June 1, 2017, the state governors of seven other U.S. states had agreed to maintain their states' support for the Paris Agreement. Nearly 70 percent of Americans, including a majority of people in all 50 states, support the Paris Agreement on climate change.

On June 2, 2017, the announced Governor of Connecticut  announced 

that the state would join the United States Climate Alliance

Update68 “Climate Mayors” representing 38 million Americans have also committed to upholding the goals of the Paris Agreement.  These include the non-CA/NY mayors of Boston, Houston, Chicago, Seattle, Atlanta, and many other large cities.  One notable city joining the pact is Pittsburgh – in Mr. Trump’s speech, he noted that he was elected to represent “the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”  Pittsburgh, however, apparently wishes to remain in the Agreement. Also, the governors of Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, Connecticut, Minnesota, Virginia and Rhode Island have all proclaimed continued support for the Agreement.



Michael Bloomberg Offers $15 Million to Make Up for Washington’s Share of the Paris Accord Costs


Bloomberg founder and CEO Michael Bloomberg has offered to make up the $15 million in funding that the United Nations stands to lose from U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Under the historic agreement, the U.S. would have been expected to contribute that amount to the operating budget of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the accord’s coordinating agency.

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