World landmarks light up in green to support Paris climate deal
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 1: As directed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord, One World Trade Center is illuminated with green light, June 1, 2017 in New York City. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015. The agreement is intended to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit global warming to a manageable level.(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
In defiance of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement Thursday and to show support for the accord, landmarks and buildings around the United States and the world were lit up with green lights.
Shortly after the announcement, Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, France, shared in a tweet that Hôtel de Ville (Paris’ city hall) would be “illuminated with green to affirm our will to implement the #ParisAgreement.”