With Donald Trump having avowed to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance has said the US has no right to be involved in talks on how to implement the deal.
Trump has expressed doubts about the science of climate change and has blamed former President Barack Obama’s efforts to cut carbon emissions.
“There has been no change in the US’s position on the Paris agreement,” said White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.
UN chief Antonio Guterres urged nations to get serious about keeping the ambition high on climate action.
Due to rising sea levels, low-lying island nations are in immediate danger. If drastic measures are taken, this disastrous trend can be transformed into an opportunity for sustainable development.
He won the election touting his deal-making expertise, and there is an acute need of it, from North Korea to the Middle East. But beware of the fine print.
In time, the G20 summit might be remembered as the symbolic – if not substantive – end of America’s international leadership.
A former climate negotiator in the Caribbean says it’s in the US’s economic and political interest to address climate change.
David Rank was the charge d’affaires for the US embassy in Beijing and had worked with the department for more than two decades.
Donald Trump said the global accord was “partial” to India and China.
The decision will put the US in league with Syria and Nicaragua as the world’s only non-participants in the Paris Climate Agreement.
Trump is continuing to hear from his advisors on the pros and cons of the US remaining in the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
Trump advisors have taken different sides on whether to stay or exit the pact, but major US companies are petitioning to remain to protect competitiveness.
Global warming, left unchecked, could cause rising sea levels and displace almost 200 million people. If we act now the worst can be prevented.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to global food insecurity, except that the West needs waste less and consume more environmentally friendly food.
A systemic approach that focuses on enabling the environment for more renewable energy will help India to meet its target of generating 175 gigawatts of energy by 2021.
Trump says Tillerson will be a fierce advocate for American interests around the world.” He called him “a strong man, a tough man.”
People like Bhokal, whose survival depends on the success of the Paris climate agreement, can’t afford to lose anymore due to environmental disasters.