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Paris climate deal: Buildings go green in defiance of US withdrawal

Friday - 02/06/2017 12:22
A green glow on the outside of US buildings usually means it's St Patrick's Day. But on Thursday night, green stood not for Irish heritage, but for the environment.

As US President Trump announced he would pull the country out of the international Paris agreement on climate change, city governors and mayors responded by lighting buildings up green to symbolise that they disagreed with his decision.

The green glows were concentrated in US cities on the east coast, but some other places around the world, including Paris itself, took the symbol on too.

Tweet reads: World, the Empire State stands with you. New York shines green for our planet, our health and our children's future
The New York state governor tweeted a picture of the Kosciuszko Bridge (right)
Tweet reads: City Hall shines green tonight because New York City will honor the goals of the #ParisAgreement.
City Mayor Bill de Blasio was also proud to share this picture
Tweet reads: Gov. Cuomo:
The entrance to the New York State Fair also glowed green
Tweet reads: For the record, Boston City Hall uses New high-efficiency LED fixtures to create exterior color. #wcvb
Boston City Hall boasted an environmentally friendly display

Further afield, buildings and monuments were lit up too.

Angel of Independence monument, Mexico City, lit up green
The Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City
Paris City Hall glowing bright green
The City Hall in Paris

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