President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is a heavy blow to a deal that in many ways was created to ensure the participation of the United States, regardless of whether Democrats or Republicans control the White House.
Activist groups including the Sierra Club and Indivisible Chicago will lead the march beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials said U.S. President Donald Trump badly misunderstood their research when he cited it on Thursday to justify withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement.
To take advantage of the opportunities, and to do the right thing for our future, everyday people need to keep the pressure up to make sure the next prime minister, and all heads of state, show a united front for the Paris Agreement.
So far, according to The New York Times, the governors of New York, Washington and California have signed on, as well as the mayors of 30 cities - including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Pittsburgh. Another 550 say they're interested.
Trump railed against how "many [countries] will never pay one dime", but many countries will never poison the planet as much as we have, either. That march steps off at 11 a.m. Saturday at Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St.
"The Paris agreement is irreversible and will be implemented because it is our responsibility", he said.
People can have opposing views about the value of participating in the Paris agreement, which is voluntary and has no binding targets or timelines for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change. The Paris Agreement is a milestone of the ongoing UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is committed to ongoing annual meetings to regularly revisit and ratchet up nations' climate goals, making them more ambitious over time.
The over-the-top critical reaction to this unremarkable event confirms what many Americans, and Canadians, believe. Mr Brownlee says he will bring brief Mr Tillerson on how the 11-country Trans-Pacific Partnership is going.