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2 Jun 2017

USA to withdraw from Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and cease implementation of the accord. The Paris agreement, signed by over 190 nations in December 2015, aims to hold the increase in global average temperature to below 2 degrees celsius in order to reduce the risks and impacts of climate change. The US is currently the second biggest greenhouse emitter in the world. 

 

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