Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) applauded the decision of the Trump administration to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement and protect the economic and energy sovereignty of the United States. McKenna says the Canadian government remains committed to the Paris Accord amid.
To date, 147 out of the 197 countries have ratified the accord, including the United States, where the accord entered into force last November.
Mr Guterres said the United Nations was engaged with the U.S. administration and Congress to try to convince them to abide by the agreement. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks on climate change at the New York University Stern School of Business, in New York, May 30, 2017.
China says it will work with the European Union to uphold the global agreement on climate change even if the US pulls out.
While not mentioning the U.S.by name, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying tells reporters climate change is a "global challenge" that no country can ignore.
Carbon dioxide stays in the air for 100 years and about one-fifth of what's accumulated in the atmosphere over the last century came from the United States, more than any other country.
"We'll take matters into our own hands", de Blasio continued.
De Blasio noted that Trump is a local himself.
The EU official also said the EU-China meeting will "send important signals for the multinational system", as Trump moves to unpick some of the worldwide trade agreements the USA has signed up to.
Multiple news reports, attributed to unnamed administration officials, suggest that Trump is leaning toward doing just that - although there may be some added "caveats" that complicate the outcome.
The president tweeted Wednesday that he would make his decision soon.