Hawaii defies Trump and becomes first state to legally support Paris Agreement on climate change

Hawaii defies Trump and becomes first state to legally support Paris Agreement on climate changeHawaii has become the first state in the US to formally codify its pledge to defy Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the country from the Paris climate agreement. Governor David Ige signed two landmark laws that would require the island state to honour the “commitments and goals” to reduce greenhouse gas emissions laid out in the accord. Hawaii is joined by many other US states and localities to declare that the Paris agreement would be honoured, with many governors and mayors signing executive orders or pledging to continue the fight.



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