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Paris climate deal: what was agreed and does it matter if US withdraws

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A message on the Eiffel Tower after Paris was chosen to host climate talks in 2015. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

The US is the only country to argue that the accord demands too much of signatory nations

June 1, 2017 — The Paris climate pact agreed at the end of 2015 was a historic achievement after more than two decades of failed efforts to reach a global consensus on climate change. It became legally Continue reading Paris climate deal: what was agreed and does it matter if US withdraws

US joins only Syria and Nicaragua on climate accord ‘no’ list

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Drought-hit land in Nicaragua, which contributes 0.03% to global emissions but is one of the countries most affected by climate change. Photograph: Inti Ocon/AFP/Getty Images

Only other UN members not party to Paris agreement never signed up, but for reasons of war and principle, not disbelief

June 1, 2017 — Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement on climate change means the US joins only two other countries not signed up to the historic accord. Continue reading US joins only Syria and Nicaragua on climate accord ‘no’ list