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Over the coming months, California Governor Jerry Brown's Administration will join with Bloomberg Philanthropies (which supports the Sierra Club) and partners to calculate the collective climate action potential of USA states, cities, businesses, universities and others - thousands of which have already committed themselves to cut emissions - and submit that progress to the United Nations.

This program's launch comes a week after Democrat Brown stuck another thumb in Donald Trump's eye by announcing, during the G-20 Summit, that he plans on hosting a global climate change summit in California next year.

The accord was negotiated by 195 countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and adopted by consensus in 2015, and is set to take effect in 2020.

Mr Brown said: "We're sending a clear message to the world that America's states, cities and businesses are moving forward with our country's commitments under the Paris Agreement - with or without Washington". "We're already halfway there".

City staff members are expected to present to council a version of the Greener Glendale Plan sometime in the next year for consideration.

Former New York mayor and current United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, Bloomberg declared, "Reducing emissions is good for the economy and good for public health".

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"The American government may have pulled out of the Paris Agreement, but American society remains committed to it - and we will redouble our efforts to achieve its goals", said Michael Bloomberg.

"Something could happen with respect to the Paris Accord, let's see what happens".

However, Trump reportedly made a strong show of friendship to Macron in Paris yesterday, asserting that the two could work together closely despite their differences of opinion on climate change, although the US President remained non-committal on the possibility of the America re-joining the Paris Agreement, according to the Guardian.

In November, Brown and Bloomberg, along with other US governors, mayors, and business leaders, will present the climate commitments of USA subnational and non-state actors at the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Germany, and offer a set of best practices to help fellow signatories continue to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The Rocky Mountain Institute and the World Resources Institute will jointly lead an inclusive analytical effort to measure emission reduction efforts by those aligned with America's Pledge. The governor has also had meetings with Germany's top environmental official, as well as with China's President Xi Jinping. The process of developing America's Pledge will also provide a roadmap for increased climate ambition from USA states, cities, businesses and others, and will transparently demonstrate to the worldwide community how and in which ways these entities can help the US deliver on its pledge under the Paris Agreement.

As the Trump administration "abdicates its responsibility and ignores basic science", the USCA - which also accounts for some $7.16 trillion in gross domestic product, according to the alliance - will take up the slack, Cuomo said Thursday.


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