Buildings shine green to protest Trump’s Paris decision

Paris’ Hôtel de Ville (city hall) is illuminated in green following the announcement by President Trump that the U.S. will withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord and try to negotiate a new global deal on climate change. (Photo: Nadine Achoui-Lesage/AP)

Cities across the world protested President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, illuminating buildings in green in solidarity with the 194 nations that remain committed to the climate change accord. (Trump Tower, on New York’s Fifth Avenue, was its usual color.)

New York 

City Hall

One World Trade Center

Washington, D.C.

Wilson Building


City Hall

In addition to lighting buildings green, several American cities, including New York and Chicago, have pledged to uphold the Paris Agreement on their own. When the U.S. officially leaves the Paris Agreement in 2020, it will join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that are not part of the deal.

Several other cities around the world also lit buildings and monuments in green to show their support of the agreement.


Ville de Montréal (Montreal City Hall)


Hôtel de Ville

Mexico City

Monumento a la Revolución


Angel of Independence

Green lights are projected at the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City. (Photo: Carlos Jasso/Reuters)

Meanwhile, Clover Moore, the lord mayor of Sydney, announced that the city’s Town Hall will be illuminated green on Friday night.

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