As the president of United States, Donald Trump, announced his intention to leave the Paris agreement in June 2017, environmental initiatives are multiplying in the country. Thus, the former mayor of New York, billionaire and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg, committed Sunday, April 22, 2018 to give $ 4.5 million to fulfill the commitments of United States to the Paris agreement for the climate. " America has made a commitment and as an American, (I think that) if the government does not do it, we all have a responsibility ," said the wealthy man. in an interview for the channel CBS . " I can do it added Michael Bloomberg. So, yes, I'm going to send them a check for the funds that America had promised the organization, as if they had received it from the Federal Government "
A" Serious Error "
The Paris Agreement was signed by 195 countries in Paris in December 2015 under the auspices of the United Nations. A few days after the shocking announcement by the president of the United States to want to leave this historic agreement, Michael Bloomberg submitted to the United Nations a letter signed by more than 1,000 organizations, companies and American local authorities, ready to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Among the thousands of signatories are the powerful states of New York and California and hundreds of companies like the giants Apple, Google and Amazon, all of whom had described the decision to their president as a "serious mistake."
US likely back in the agreement?
million. Bloomberg, mayor of New York from 2002 to 2013, also announced that its foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, would provide the UN climate office with the $ 15 million equivalent to the contribution to be made by United States . Donald Trump, meanwhile, hinted that he could accept a possible return of United States within the Paris Agreement but only if there were major changes to the text. He is known to change his mind said Bloomberg So he should change his mind and say "listen, there is really a problem." America is a part America is (also) a big part of the solution and we should intervene to help the world stop a potential catastrophe ". Bloomberg said he hopes the president will make a positive decision by the next expected payment of United States .