Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the Paris agreement on 1 June 2017. Photograph: Joyce N. Boghosian/White House Press Office Cities, states and companies are taking their own steps on behalf of the planet. But their power to minimize Trump’s damage is limited
June 1, 2018 — Donald Trump barely had time to leave a sun-drenched Rose Garden after announcing the US exit from the historic Paris climate change agreement before the backlash began.
Continue reading Paris deal: a year after Trump announced US exit, a coalition fights to fill the gap ‘Is the White House going to stop this advance? I don’t think so’ … Christiana Figueres. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images Christiana Figueres was also scathing of those who say it is inevitable that the global warming limit set out in the Paris agreement will be broken
June 1, 2018 — Businesses are moving forward faster than ever on climate change despite the intransigence of US president Donald Trump, the former climate chief of the UN has said.
Continue reading Businesses will act on climate despite Trump, says ex-UN climate chief A nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France (Photo: Stefan Kühn) While the Trump administration generally avoids discussion of climate change, it is participating in a coalition to promote “clean, reliable” nuclear power
May 23, 2018 — The US, Canada and Japan are to create a coalition aimed at promoting nuclear power as a carbon-free energy source around the world.
Continue reading US launches nuclear initiative to cut carbon with Canada, Japan, UK Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty World Economic Forum outlines huge increase in all five eco risks since the US president assumed office
January 18, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community.
Continue reading Donald Trump is hampering fight against climate change, WEF warns Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Donald Trump’s time in office has coincided with huge increase to all five eco risks surveyed
January 17, 2018 — The World Economic Forum delivered a strong warning about Donald Trump’s go-it-alone approach to tackling climate change as it highlighted the growing threat of environmental collapse in its annual assessment of the risks facing the international community.
Continue reading US unilateralism makes tacking climate change harder, WEF warns US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference with Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski/AFP Trump’s comments will renew questions about whether he actually intends to withdraw or simply wants easier US emissions targets
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Jan. 10, 2018) — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday, January 10, that the United States could “conceivably” return to the Paris climate accord, although he stopped short of signaling any move in that direction.
Continue reading Trump says US could ‘conceivably’ return to Paris climate deal PASSING THE HAMMER. Salaheddine Mezouar (C-R), Moroccan Foreign Minister and President of COP22, hands over a symbolic hammer to Frank Bainimarama (C-L), Prime Minister of Fiji and President of the COP23, during the opening session of the COP23 United Nations Climate Change Conference on November 6, 2017 in Bonn, western Germany. Patrik Stollarz/AFP The concern is more whether other leaders who were already reluctant to foreswear fossil fuels as the main engine of economic growth for their countries will lose resolve
BONN, Germany (Nov. 7, 2017) — Following a cascade of grim reports on the gathering pace of global warming, Fiji’s prime minister on Monday, November 6, appealed for “urgent action” on climate change at UN negotiations in Bonn.
Continue reading COP23: Plea for ‘urgent action’ on climate shadowed by Trump Syria’s surprise decision to sign the Paris climate agreement comes against the background of a brutal civil war. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave
November 7, 2017 — Syria has decided to sign the Paris agreement on climate change, the world’s final functioning state to do so. The surprise decision, taken amid a brutal civil war in the country, will leave the US as the only country outside the agreement if it follows through on President Donald Trump’s vow to leave.
Continue reading Syria signs Paris climate agreement and leaves US isolated Frank Bainimarama (L), prime minister of Fiji and host of the Bonn talks, meets with Ambassador Aziz Mekouar of Morocco. Photograph: James Dowson/UNFCCC Hosts Fiji will be aiming to build transparency and constructive dialogue – and this will be crucial to successfully ratcheting up the tough climate targets sidestepped at Paris
November 6, 2017 — Talanoa is a Fijian term for discussions aimed at building consensus, airing differences constructively, and finding ways to overcome difficulties or embark on new projects. It is one of
Continue reading Bonn climate talks must go further than Paris pledges to succeed Earth’s sea ice has shrunk dramatically in recent years. Photograph: David Goldman/AP Republican-controlled Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe
November 5, 2017 — President Trump has been accused of deliberately obstructing research on global warming after it emerged that a critically important technique for investigating sea-ice cover at the poles faces being blocked.
Continue reading Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change