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Climate: The Paris Agreement at a glance

Paris, France | AFP |  The 2015 Paris Agreement, which the United States will quit according to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday, is the first pact to commit all nations to limiting global warming caused by emissions from burning coal, oil and gas. Key facts about the pact: – …

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Climate: What is the Paris Agreement?

Climate: What is the Paris Agreement? Paris, France | AFP | On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing the worst-case scenarios of global warming. President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the United …

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ANALYSIS: In climate talks, it’s always been America First

Paris, France | AFP |  Donald Trump, considering a US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, is not the first American president to test international partners’ patience by challenging a climate deal that took years to negotiate. Here is a brief history of America’s chequered involvement in the two-decade-old process that …

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China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  China will “steadfastly” implement the Paris climate pact, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday, urging others to do likewise as US President Donald Trump was due to announce whether he will keep Washington in the deal. “China will continue to implement promises made in the Paris …

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Trump poised to pull out of Paris climate deal

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump’s administration is poised to announce the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, US media reported on Wednesday. According to the Axios website, the first to break the news citing two sources with direct knowledge of the matter, Trump has …

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Putin says climate change not caused by emissions

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was unstoppable and not caused by human activity as he urged countries to adapt to global warming. One day after visiting the Franz Josef Land archipelago in the Arctic, Putin claimed that icebergs had been melting …

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Another reason to flip the off switch: light pollution

Paris, France | AFP | For the 11th year running, cities worldwide will turn their lights off Saturday to mark Earth Hour in a global call to action on climate change. But the moment of darkness should also serve as a reminder, activists say, of another problem that gets far …

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