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A top European Union official says the EU and China believe that President Donald Trump made a mistake by pulling the United States out of a landmark worldwide climate agreement.

US President Donald Trump has withdrawn America from the Paris climate change agreement, but Australia will not follow according to the energy minister.

Speaking with MIT Technology Review on Thursday, he added, "This idea that the Paris agreement has a negligible impact on future climate change is certainly not what we conveyed and was not the conclusion of our analysis".

The agreement aimed to keep global warming under 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to later work to reduce the limit to 1.5 degrees Celsius. That would be a huge change.

"No matter what changes may happen to other countries' position on the Paris Climate Accord, China will continue to pursue the concept of innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development, taking concrete measures and strengthening active steps domestically to counter climate change, and seriously fulfill the Paris Climate Accord", Hua said. Russian President also said that Trump's promise to negotiate new conditions for the U.S. leaves hope for reaching a compromise on the Paris deal before it takes effect in 2021.

But China has also been investing billions in clean energy infrastructure, as its leaders battle to clear up the notorious, choking pollution that envelops its biggest cities, including Beijing.

The Centre for Science and Environment here said Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris deal was a "death knell" for the climate agreement. But it is not clear whether China and the European Union can fill the leadership void left by the United States, which under President Barack Obama played a major part in negotiating the Paris agreement.

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Trump announced his decision to leave the accord Thursday.

"There's a loud growing chorus in the corporate world that understands that addressing climate change is not only the right thing to do, but is the right, imperative business thing to do", Gould said. Bloomberg said businesses, states, and cities could reach the Obama administration's Paris goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent down from 2005 levels by 2025.

Mike Foley, Cuyahoga County Director of Sustainability, called Trump's decision "destructive and risky". "We'll continue to make an example of the incredible work that Pittsburgh has been doing and will continue to do into the future to become more sustainable".

President Trump pulls out of the Paris Climate Accord.

More worrisome than the long-term guesses could be the expected tariffs on USA carbon emitters slapped on by other countries. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

"One man cannot destroy our progress, one man can't stop our clean energy revolution, one man can't go back in time. I can assure you that France will not give up the fight", he said. Pittsburgh, however, isn't sticking with him - at least not on climate change.

Today, solar jobs vastly outnumber those in coal, and those numbers continue to grow - a recent report from the International Renewably Energy Agency estimated that employment in the solar industry expanded 17 times as fast as the USA economy overall in 2016.

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