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Hawaii becomes first state to enact law that aligns with Paris agreement
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08 June, 2017

The signing of Hawaii's laws comes almost a week after President Donald Trump announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Voters are twice as likely to approve of President Donald Trump's decision to exit the climate agreement - 33 percent to 15 percent, pollsters noted Monday.

Almost three in four (72%) voters said they saw climate change as "an important threat" that demanded government action, and 50% of voters said they felt the US should do more to strengthen environmental protections, "even if it hurts some USA businesses".

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Ige also signed Act 33 (House Bill 1578) on Tuesday, which creates a Carbon Farming Task Force to identify agricultural and aquaculture practices aimed at better carbon sequestration.

"The measure adopted relevant sections of the Paris Agreement as state law, which gives us legal basis to continue adaptation and mitigation strategies for Hawaii despite the federal government's withdrawal from the treaty", state Sen.

So far, Colorado's governor and nine mayors - representing Aspen, Boulder, Breckenridge, Denver, Edgewater, Lafayette, Lakewood, Longmont and Vail - have pledged to continue working to reduce climate pollution.

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The 2015 accord is an effort to mitigate climate change by keeping global temperatures from rising 2 degrees Celsius while adapting to ongoing climate effects such as rising sea levels.

The government will also launch a website dedicated to attract climate change researchers from the United States and other countries as well as businesses involved in climate-linked innovation to France, Castaner said. "Climate change is real, and Hawaii is seeing it first hand".

While announcing his controversial decision, Trump said he was motivated by a campaign pledge to put American workers first.

Brown is making several public appearances in the Chinese capital as part of a week-long trip to the country.

Companies from every European Union nation except Poland and Greece sign up to initiative in bid to meet Paris pledges and limit effects of climate change.

"When we get the LNG ports built in the United States, 20 of which Mr. Obama was holding up the permits for, we'll be able to get that [natural] gas out of the country, improve the balance of our payments, and that will take the pressure off the United States coal industry".


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