Will Trump Renege on US' Climate Deal?
Sustainability Next|November 2016

The jubilation lasted only 5 days before turning nightmarish.

On November 4, 2016, most countries ratified the Paris Climate Change Agreement signed in December, last year, including the US. But when Donald Trump won an unexpected win on November 9 as the 45th American President, the Greens have gone into a tizzy. The Republican Party and Trump are vocal climate change deniers. What will happen to the agreement Barak Obama signed?

Even as the first meeting of the Paris Agreement’s governing body, known as the CMA, takes place in the week of November 15 in Morocco, the world is watching Trump closely. The good news is, most other large countries have stamped their approval and don’t seem to be influenced on what the US does.

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