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US: We remain focused on climate action, global development – UNFCCC

Patricia Espinosa

In the light of the recent development in the US, Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), tells her staffers on Friday, March 31, 2017 to be positive and focus on inherent opportunities as the organisation continues to raise its game in support of the transformation of the global economy The new US administration ...

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Why Trump’s climate reversal action wasn’t a surprise

Fossil fuel pollution

President Donald Trump’s action on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 to cancel the Clean Power Plan wasn’t a surprise. It had been promised for weeks, part of Trump’s effort to roll back former President Barack Obama’s efforts aimed at combating climate change. Still, it marks a major milestone in the national and international debate. The former mandate for electricity providers to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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Shock, outrage as Trump reverses US progress on climate action

Donald Trump, US president

The world stood in shock as US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 signed executive orders rolling back the Clean Power Plan and promoting what observers describe as outdated fossil fuels. According to them, while more than 190 countries are moving forward, as they agreed in Paris, towards a clean energy future, President Trump appears to be taking ...

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