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UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

BONN: Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn on Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil fuels. The US President's…

Climate activists march to keep coal in ground

BONN: Several thousand demonstrators converged on Bonn on Saturday ahead of UN climate negotiations demanding that governments step up action to halt global warming, starting with a rapid phase-out of coal-burning power plants. Decked out…

France’s Macron at UN defends Iran, climate deals

UNITED NATIONS: French President Emmanuel Macron stood firm on Tuesday that landmark agreements on Iran and climate change would not change as he gently nudged Donald Trump to return to the fold. Macron, like Trump appearing for the…

US backsliding on Paris deal a gift for China

BEIJING: The US exit from the Paris climate pact is a gift to China's ambitions to become world leader on everything from trade to global warming, despite its own mixed record. Beijing appeared well aware of the opening that it was given…

Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

WASHINGTON: Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump on Thursday for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the United States "reject the future." "The nations that remain in the Paris…

Trump pulls US out of Paris climate change accord

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump declared Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord and try to negotiate a new global deal on climate change.  "I promised I would exit or renegotiate any deal which fails…

Climate: What is the Paris Agreement?

PARIS: On December 12, 2015, 195 countries gathered in the French capital to conclude the first truly universal climate treaty, the Paris Agreement, aimed at preventing the worst-case scenarios of global warming. President Donald Trump…