Obama: US opting out of Paris agreement 'a hard position to defend'

Obama to Speak as World Mayors Sign Chicago Climate Charter

Obama to Speak as World Mayors Sign Chicago Climate Charter

The mayors signed a charter that echoes portions of the 2015 Paris agreement.

According to Iran's Meteorological Organization, the country's greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 3% in the past decade and the average temperature has risen by 1.8°C since 1750, considerably higher than the global average of 1.1°C. Under Obama the USA economy grew at an average of 2.1 percent, although some quarters saw three percent growth.

He also would be discussing how the city's Better Buildings Challenge program works constructively with Milwaukee's building owners to help them operate more profitably while addressing climate change at the community level.

Some environmental activists say that the mayors deserve credit for trying to pick up the slack from the Trump administration on reducing carbon emissions.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel noted ramped-up efforts to make dozens of buildings in the city more energy-efficient.

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Mayors were expected to sign the Chicago Climate Charter, marking the way forward for municipal leaders to take climate action into their own hands in the face of federal inaction.

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They will build on UNESCO's updated Strategy for Action on Climate Change, adopted by the 195 Member States in November at the General Conference. Right now, greenhouse gas levels are down 30% in relation to 1990-levels.

Trump, who has expressed skepticism about the scientific consensus on climate change and more generally chafes at the notion of worldwide agreements, announced in June that he was withdrawing the USA from the climate accord.

Emanuel said the current resident of the White House - not mentioning Trump by name - and his environmental officials are in denial on climate change despite facts.

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Mayors from 51 cities are attending and will sign a charter outlining planned actions. Syria announced last month that it would join the accord, leaving the U.S.as once it can formally withdraw.

Obama and Emanuel, Obama's first chief of staff, are pressing ahead to combat climate change as President Donald Trump is dismantling Obama-era climate policies.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, (center) with other mayors from the U.S., Mexico and Canada at the summit, says, "There is an absence of leadership out of Washington" on climate change.

Former President Barack Obama spoke Tuesday at a climate summit for mayors from around the world, saying the issue should be a top priority for local governments everywhere.

Chicago Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Wheat says the idea is to "fill the void" the Trump administration has left. What that means is investing in public transportation to reduce the carbon footprint, accelerating affordable renewable energy access and making city infrastructure more sustainable.

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