At Boston international mayors summit, John Kerry says U.S. is still in Paris climate agreement (Mass Live 6/7/18)
President Donald Trump removed the United States from the global Paris climate agreement last year, but in Boston on Thursday, former Secretary of State John Kerry says Americans are still in it.
"The short answer is, we're still in Paris because most local communities, most businesses, most states, 38 of them, are moving in that direction no matter what," Kerry said, referencing the number of states with voluntary renewable portfolio laws.
"I can tell you with confidence that while Donald Trump may have said he's out of Paris, the American people have stated as unequivocally that they are in Paris, and they're going to meet the Paris standards," Kerry added to applause.
The former secretary spoke with urgency during a panel discussion at the Boston International Mayors Climate Summit, the city's first such meeting between mayors, city officials and business leaders from around the world. A "fireside chat" in the afternoon included a discussion with John Kerry and Anne Finucane, Vice Chairman of Bank of America. (read more)
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