Governor Cuomo Directs One World Trade Center And Kosciuszko Bridge To Be Lit Green In Support Of Paris Accord

Signs Executive Order and Commits New York to Uphold the Standards Set Forth in the Paris Accord.

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Kosciuszko Bridge has been lit green in support of the Paris Accord, as per an Executive Order signed by Governor Cuomo.

Photo by: Office of NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York, NY - June 2, 2017 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit green in support of the Paris Accord. Earlier today, Governor Cuomo signed an executive order to commit New York to upload the standards set forth in the Paris Accord and announced a U.S. Climate Alliance, along with California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Washington State Governor Jay R. Inslee, to convene U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change.
 
"The White House's reckless decision to withdraw from the Paris Accord has devastating repercussions not only for the United States, but for our planet. This administration is abdicating its leadership and taking a backseat to other countries in the global fight against climate change," Governor Cuomo said. "New York State is committed to meeting the standards set forth in the Paris Accord regardless of Washington's irresponsible actions. We will not ignore the science and reality of climate change, and I am directing One World Trade Center and the Kosciuszko Bridge to be lit green to show our support for the Paris Accord and demonstrate New York's leadership role in protecting our citizens, our environment, and our planet."