The U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 14 states and Puerto Rico, announced Wednesday its members are on track to meet their targets under the Paris Climate Accord. This comes despite the fact, President Donald Trump pulled the country out of the international agreement earlier this summer.

According to the alliance’s progress report, states are on track to reach a 25-29 percent reduction from 2005 greenhouse gas emission levels by 2025. Between 2005 and 2015, members reduced emissions by 5 percent more than states that aren’t part of the coalition, the study also claimed.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-NY, is a co-chair of the coalition.

“While the federal government abdicates its responsibility on climate change, governors do not have the luxury of denying a scientific reality, and it is more important than ever for states to take collective, common sense action,” Cuomo said. “Today, New York State is picking up the mantle of leadership and raising the bar in the global fight against climate change.”

The alliance also announced the addition of North Carolina as its newest member. Altogether, the membership said it represents 36 percent of the U.S. population.

Meanwhile, Cuomo announced he is expanding NY Green Bank, a state-sponsored financial entity that helps support private sector investment into New York’s clean energy sector. The expansion will include raising new funds and assisting other states in establishing Green Bank offices.