Climate experts say Trump’s rationale for reneging on the Paris climate change agreement is based on both a mischaracterization of the pact and also its impact on the United States.
As President Donald Trump decides in the next few weeks if he will pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, India and China have said the world can look to them to uphold the pact. Although India has been making impressive strides to cut pollution and increase solar capacity in particular, a recent study says the country’s coal plans could “single-handedly jeopardize” the Paris Agreement.
A new executive order signed by President Donald Trump seeks to roll back the environmental regulations initiated by the Obama administration in an effort to slow down climate change. It virtually stops the progress of reducing greenhouse gases by the world’s largest emitter – a potential blow to the Paris climate deal.
As world leaders and the development sector move to end extreme poverty by 2030, while dealing with unprecedented migration, global disease pandemics and climate change, everyone is wondering: What will development look like in the face of nationalist shifts in the Western World?
Days after the Paris climate agreement came into force it is already under threat of falling apart. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump pledged during his campaign to back out of the deal. The long-standing climate-change denier also said that the U.S. would not put any money toward international climate change deals, threatening the $100 billion fund established by the U.N. to support developing countries.
The Paris Agreement to limit global warming comes into force today. The world has three years to get its act together and reduce carbon emissions, the U.N. warned. If nothing changes, the deal to limit warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels is useless.
A group of major global investors called on the world’s 20 leading economies to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate…