Cities across the world protested President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, illuminating buildings in green in solidarity with the 194 nations that remain committed to the climate change accord. (Trump Tower, on New York’s Fifth Avenue, was its usual color.)
— Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) June 2, 2017
One World Trade Center
— One World Trade (@OneWTC) June 1, 2017
— Marc Markley (@MarcMarkley) June 2, 2017
— Council of DC (@councilofdc) June 2, 2017
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) June 2, 2017
In addition to lighting buildings green, several American cities, including New York and Chicago, have pledged to uphold the Paris Agreement on their own. When the U.S. officially leaves the Paris Agreement in 2020, it will join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that are not part of the deal.
Several other cities around the world also lit buildings and monuments in green to show their support of the agreement.
Ville de Montréal (Montreal City Hall)
— DenisCoderre (@DenisCoderre) June 2, 2017
Hôtel de Ville
— Anne Hidalgo (@Anne_Hidalgo) June 1, 2017
Monumento a la Revolución
Angel of Independence
Meanwhile, Clover Moore, the lord mayor of Sydney, announced that the city’s Town Hall will be illuminated green on Friday night.
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