Anyway, all this is why it comes as no shock that Trump did withdraw the US from the Paris accord last week. One bill is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Paris agreement.
With the administration's proposed budget to defund environmental policies like the Clean Power Plan - an Obama-era policy to cut carbon emissions - Chan said the 2020 exit timeline might not matter.
"Climate change is real, regardless of what others may say", said the governor at the closing ceremony.
"These irresponsible actions will exacerbate the threat of devastating climate risks today, prove harmful to Helena's environment and economy tomorrow, and put in jeopardy the health, safety and well-being of generations to come", it says, adding that Gov. Steve Bullock has called withdrawing from the Paris agreement "short-sighted and unsafe". Ocean acidification and shore loss are already impacting the state, with sea level rise and a shortage of fresh water already seen throughout the state.
Some organizers say that while local efforts were important, federal officials must also be held accountable.
Demand for sustainable investing isn't likely to drop because the momentum on climate change action is "unstoppable", My-Linh Ngo, head of ESG investment risk at BlueBay Asset Management, tells the publication.
Formally, it may take more than three years for the U.S.to exit, but Trump said last week that his administration will stop all work on the accord immediately.
It is through such an approach, they suggest, that developing countries will be empowered with greater resilience in the face of global power shifts and changes in climate leadership.
Fortunately, the reaction to Trump's announcement has been encouraging.
Fossil fuels emit greenhouse gases, mostly carbon dioxide, that thickens the Earth's atmosphere and traps radiation from the sun by preventing infrared radiation from leaving the Earth.
States and cities have a lot of avenues to reduce emissions. Clean energy will continue to grow over Trump's first term, propelled by falling costs and state-level policies.
We can not afford to fall behind on climate action.
Through cooperation, Nairobi, Kigali, Cape Town and other cities in Africa are taking advantage of European experiences in clean transport, energy efficiency and clean tech.
If we can help Republican governors to talk about clean energy and build around that, it could be powerful, he said.
"President Trump should know that climate change is a dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City", mayor Bill de Blasio said in a tweet.