Paris Accord: US Governors, Mayors, Businesses Commit Accidental Libertarian Move

The accidental libertarian move of using private funds for a cause instead of wasting taxpayer’s money.

Source: The Hill

More than 1,000 governors, mayors, businesses and others are committing to uphold the goals of the Paris climate change agreement.

Calling the effort “America’s Pledge,” Bloomberg told U.N. officials in a letter on Monday that he’s working on a process to submit a contribution from the signatories to serve as a “parallel submission” to the Paris agreement, now that President Trump has committed to pulling the United States out of the pact.

“The bulk of the decisions which drive U.S. climate action in the aggregate are made by cities, states, businesses, and civil society. The federal role, ideally, is to coordinate and support those efforts,” Bloomberg, a billionaire media mogul, wrote to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Patricia Espinosa, head of the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change.

“In the absence of a supportive federal coordinating role, these actors will more closely coordinate their own decarbonization actions,” he wrote. “Collectively, they will redouble their efforts to ensure that the U.S. achieves the carbon emissions reductions it pledged under the Paris Agreement.”

Wow, how very libertarian of you! By President Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Accord, private funding is being used to support the cause. This is a prime example of how causes can be funded without the interference of government and without wasting taxpayer’s money. However, whether you believe in the cause they are funding, is a horse of a different color.


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Joshua Parker

Joshua Parker is a supporter of liberty and believes that freedom is the best policy.

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