India committed to Paris agreement: Harsh Vardhan

His tough message to Trump is in stark contrast to his stance in Italy, where he was trying to stay positive about the USA leader's upcoming action. He said, "I do respect this decision but I do think it is an actual mistake both for the USA and for our planet".

Switching to English, Macron threw one of Trump's campaign slogans back at him, saying: "We all share the same responsibility to make our planet great again".

And, as a way of showing their support of the Paris agreement, many cities around the world made major landmarks glow green last night - including The World Trade Centre, the Kosciuszko Bridge and City Hall in Donald Trump's home town of NY.

"We note the United States' decision with regret", they said, describing the carbon-curbing accord as "a vital tool for our planet, our societies and our economies".

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and top officials from the European Union were set Friday to reaffirm their commitment to a landmark climate change agreement, a day after President Donald Trump said he was pulling the United States out of the Paris accord.

Over 100 companies have also said they're sticking with it. He didn't argue that it would affect US efforts to reduce American emissions. It's an important global agreement on climate change.

Some corporations that had supported the Paris agreement were quick to signal that Trump's decision would not change their plans. "This is clearly disappointing, and a setback for America's leadership in the world", ITI President Dean Garfield said in a statement. "But the bottom line is that the Paris accord is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States", Trump said.

It's also unlikely to revive the US coal industry, which will remain under pressure from cheaper natural gas and the increasing cost-competitiveness of renewables.

In unusually strong comments, Japanese Environment Minister Koichi Yamamoto said: "It's as if they've turned their back on the wisdom of humanity".

Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso drew parallels to the US setting up a plan to establish the League of Nations after World War I, only to back out later.

In a fierce rejoinder from across the globe, leaders of other nations and scientists pointed to jobs that could be created in green technology and the edge China could be given as a result.

But Ronald Neumann, a former US ambassador who heads the American Academy of Diplomacy, noted Tillerson, like all secretaries of state, would occasionally lose policy battles. Then, once it started, who didn't join in?

A small group of skeptics - some of whom are in the Trump White House - believe this is a hoax that could damage business.

In the same way, California and other states have vowed to write laws that will replace the environmental laws that Trump is removing. Inexplicably - and opposed by the vast majority of American businesses - Trump has also handcuffed the U.S.' ability to compete with China in the biggest market opportunity of the century: clean energy.

Mr Bainimarama, who will chair the United Nations COP23 climate change conference in Bonn, Germany, later this year, said the rest of the world remained fully committed to the agreement.

Hours later German Chancellor Angela Merkel summoned reporters for an impromptu statement in which she called Trump's decision "extremely regrettable, and that's putting it very mildly".

Pruitt, asked if he himself believed climate change is occurring, said he has indicated that "human activity contributes to it in some manner".

China's reaction from Beijing came after US President Donald Trump triggered worldwide alarm on Thursday when he announced the US was withdrawing from the agreement, arguing that the deal was too lenient on India, China and Europe. The automaker said on Thursday that despite the withdrawal it "will not waver from our commitment to the environment". The company reiterated its support for various climate pledges, and it boasted about its Chevrolet Bolt EV, an electric vehicle priced under $30,000. "Apple is committed to fight climate change and we will never waver". President Donald Trump speaks about the USA role in the Paris climate change accord, Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

While traveling overseas last week, Trump was repeatedly pressed to stay in the deal by European leaders and Pope Francis. Nicaragua and Syria are the only two countries that did not ratify it.

Russian Federation joined the chorus speaking out for the climate accord.

And after Thursday's announcement, DiCaprio has taken to social media to decry the controversial decision, reported Vanity Fair.

"Our future on this planet is now more at risk than ever before".