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Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Washington, United States | AFP |  Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump on Thursday for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the United States “reject the future.” “The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap …

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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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