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German Protesters Disrupt Melania Trump’s Trip to Climate Center

The 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany is the first major gathering of world leaders since Trump announced that the United States would pull out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change.President Donald Trump’s daughter, First Lady Melania Trump and other spouses of G-20 leaders aren’t just going sightseeing during the global summit in Hamburg, they’re also getting a tour of the German Climate Computing Center on Friday.Still, Brown can’t forget to focus on climate change at home. We commend the leadership of governors and mayors and academic leaders across the nation who are making clear that while President Trump is abandoning the Paris Accord, America is not.At the beginning of June, Trump announced the US would withdraw from the Paris Agreement and commence negotiations to re-enter or negotiate a new agreement, prompting a barrage of criticism from supporters of the accord.Since President Trump declared that the USA intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Brown has been using his status as the governor of the most populous state – and world’s sixth-largest economy – to negotiate directly with foreign governments, including China and Canada, on climate policies. The group said Wednesday it is important to “recognize the role of sub-national governments, states, regions, cities, in leading and delivering on climate action”.The goal of the United Nations’ December 2018 conference is to decide implementation strategies for the Paris agreement on climate change. Many Californians who have followed his career call him a hypocrite for backing fracking and the environmentally devastating Delta Tunnels WaterFix scheme, and taking millions from big oil lobbyists.It took almost 20 years of negotiations, but in December 2015 countries worldwide had finally brokered an agreement on tackling climate change. The United States of America states it will endeavour to work closely with other countries to help them access and use fossil fuels more cleanly and efficiently and help deploy renewable and other clean energy sources, given the importance of energy access and security in their nationally- determined contributions.Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres told The New York Times that the conference was “evidence of the fact that the United States economy continues to de-carbonise” independent of federal policies.Almost 300 mayors, representing 60 million Americans, have also committed to adopt, honor, and uphold the Paris Climate Agreement by becoming Climate Mayors.While previous G-20 summits promised strong action on climate change, the communique now being considered doesn’t appear to mention the phrase, instead noting the opportunities for “increased investment into sustainable and clean energy technologies and infrastructure”. The so-called Climate Mayors group, now joined by more than 330 municipalities, is a move of symbolic resistance, but it also commits US cities to carbon-reduction targets.The Los Angeles Times notes the festival audience applauded when Brown said Trump didn’t speak for the rest of the U.S. “You can’t do too much to sound the alarm because so far the response is not adequate to the challenge”, Brown will say in the announcement.”All over the world, momentum is building to deal seriously with climate change”, Brown said in statement.