Michael Bloomberg: US states and businesses will still meet Paris targets

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Former New York mayor, now UN cities and climate ambassador, says Trump may have withdrawn from Paris accord but American people havent The United States will meet its Paris accord greenhouse gas targets despite Donald Trumps withdrawal from the agreement, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. A decision by the Kyoto Protocol, because […]

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Shortsighted, wrong: Apple, Facebook among tech giants to reject Paris pullout

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In separate messages, the biggest companies in America express concern at Donald Trumps Paris accord decision The heads of some of the largest and most influential American technology companies expressed their deep disappointment at Donald Trumps decision to withdraw the US from the Paris climate accord. In separate statements and messages on social media, leaders […]

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Paris climate deal: Europe vows to keep fighting global warming after US withdrawal

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Emmanuel Macron says worlds duty is to make our planet great again as leaders react to Trump pulling out of Paris accord European leaders have pledged to keep fighting against global warming after Donald Trump announced he was pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord. The leaders of France, Germany and Italy said […]

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The top five worst things Trump has done on climate change so far

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As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming 1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator In March, Scott Pruitt infamouslyties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to challenge EPA pollution rules while […]

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Trump treading water over climate change deal, says deputy UN chief

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Amina Mohammed says president seems to be avoiding making decision on whether US will renege on historic agreement The UNs deputy secretary general has accused President Donald Trump of treading water over a decision on the future of the Paris climate change agreement, on which the fate of millions of people depend. Amina Mohammed told […]

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Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans

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New polling study also shows support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal, as Donald Trump has threatened The citizens of four major European countries think the impacts of climate change such as severe floods and storms are already affecting them, according to a major new polling study. […]

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China’s Xi Jinping says Paris climate deal must not be allowed to fail

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President says we only have one homeland in a coded warning to Donald Trump not to dismantle the agreement The world must not allow the Paris climate deal to be derailed or continue to inflict irreparable damage on the environment, Chinese president Xi Jinping has said, amid fears the rise of Donald Trump could strike […]

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Barack Obama transfers $500m to Green Climate Fund in attempt to protect Paris deal

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New instalment leaves $2bn owing, with Donald Trump expected to cease any further payments Barack Obama has heeded calls to help secure the future of the historic Paris agreement by transferring a second $500m instalment to the Green Climate Fund, just three days before he leaves office. The fund was a key aspect of the […]

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Paris climate deal a ‘turning point’ in global warming fight, Obama says

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Commitments from other countries push accord forward and is set to be activated on 4 November after the EU, Canada and India ratify the agreement Barack Obama has said the Paris climate deal could prove a turning point in the effort to avoid dangerous global warming, after a flurry of commitments by nations pushed the […]

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Canada will tax carbon emissions to meet Paris climate agreement targets

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Prime minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement in parliament as debate started over whether Canada should ratify the Paris accord on climate change The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Monday that Canada will impose a tax on carbon emissions starting in 2018 as part of its efforts to meet targets set by the […]

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