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IBM CEO Ginni Rometty will remain on the council, the company said on Friday as it reaffirmed its support for the Paris accord.

With the United States virtually isolated on the world stage, a string of administration officials went on the offensive Friday to justify the Republican president's decision to abandon the 195-nation Paris deal curbing global emissions.

The announcement was made by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Bloomberg's charitable organization, on Thursday, the same day President Trump made his long-awaited decision to pull out of the 2015 agreement.

"It's quite unusual for these EU-China summits to produce a bold diplomatic statement, so this is pretty unprecedented, and it's a sign of the commitment of both sides to continuing to work on climate mitigation", Hilton said.

Days after President Trump announced that he would be pulling the USA out of a global agreement to fight climate change, more than 1,200 business leaders, mayors, governors and college presidents have signaled their personal commitment to the goal of reducing emissions.

Since the president's announcement of withdrawal on Thursday, a number of famous American business jumped away from offering support to his decision.

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"We have nothing to be apologetic about as a country with respect to what we've done in reducing our Carbon dioxide footprint", he continued, adding that the USA still plans to remain engaged. Merkel, Macron and Gentiloni of Germany, France and Italy released a joint statement, saying: "We deem the momentum generated in Paris in December 2015 irreversible and we firmly believe that the Paris Agreement can not be renegotiated, since it is a vital instrument for our planet, societies and economies". The jobs were not attainable as long as we lived under those regulations.

Other Trump administration members have outright dodged this issue.

"The rest of the world wanted to tell us how to do it, and we're saying, we will do it, but we will do it under our terms". "They know it will continue to shackle our economy", said Pruitt, who serves as Trump's Environment Protection Agency administrator. "It's about opportunity, stewardship and America's standing as a global leader".

Iran faces particular challenges from climate change, having suffered years of worsening drought and dust storms, compounded by poor water resource management. Trump's withdrawal, Oliver argues, isn't to protect USA interests but his own ego.

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Friday disagreed with Trump's assertion that his decision was a good move for the American economy.

"The timing and magnitude of the changes are harder to pin down, but we can not stick our heads in the sand and ignore the risks they present, especially when we're already seeing the effects all around us - whether they're measured in rising sea levels, or depleting coral reefs, or the number of children with asthma", he said.

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