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Govt. leaders believe Trump & USA will have difficulty pulling out of Paris Agreement

Author: Alister Doyle, Reuters (UK), Published on: 9 November 2016

"Morocco sees 'no turning back' for climate pact, despite Trump," 6 Nov 2016

…The U.S. election is casting a shadow over the meeting of officials from almost 200 nations in Marrakesh…to work on ways to implement pledges made in Paris to adopt cleaner energies such as wind and solar power. Trump wants to ditch the Paris Agreement…Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar…said the agreement had strong momentum after formally entering into force…Asked about Trump's threats, U.N. climate chief Patricia Espinosa noted that any state wanting to pull out would have to follow formal legal procedures, due to last four years…Still, the agreement lets all nations to define their own commitments for fighting climate change and has no sanctions for non-compliance. With the U.N. accord legally in place, Trump may find it easier if he wins to oppose U.S. President Barack Obama's plans to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent cut by 2025 from 2005 levels. Trump says the agreement would undermine U.S. jobs, such as in the coal industry…

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