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Reactions to Trump’s decision to pull the US out of Paris

Published 21:28 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:39 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will leave the Paris Agreement but is open to renegotiating a “fairer” deal. Below is a collection of reactions from lawmakers, experts and other stakeholders from around the world over the decision.

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President Trump confirms US withdrawal from “unfair” Paris Agreement

Published 21:18 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:35 on June 2, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, China, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Japan, Kyoto Mechanisms, Mexico, Middle East, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Switzerland, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

President Donald Trump has announced that the US will leave the Paris Agreement but is open to renegotiating a “fairer” deal, setting off a major rift between the Republican-controlled government and the rest of the world on climate change.

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ECOSYSTEM MARKETPLACE: US farms and rural communities lose big if Trump pulls out of Paris Agreement

Published 14:13 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 21:13 on June 23, 2017  /  Americas, Canada, Climate Talks, International, New Market Mechanisms, New Zealand, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

If US President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement as expected, some of the biggest losers will be American farmers and private forest owners, who stand to lose billions of in lost productivity and carbon payments.

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Poland’s coal-rich Katowice to host 2018 UN climate summit

Published 13:49 on June 1, 2017  /  Last updated at 13:57 on June 1, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Canada, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, US  /  No Comments

Katowice, the centre of Poland’s coal-mining hub of Silesia, will host the COP24 climate talks in 2018, the country announced on Thursday.

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Trump will reportedly pull US from Paris pact as EU, China prepare to fill leadership void

Published 14:58 on May 31, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:40 on June 1, 2017  /  Americas, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

The US will pull out of the Paris Agreement in a matter of days, US media reported on Wednesday, quoting a number of anonymous sources close to the process, as the EU and China prepare to announce an alliance to jointly take up the climate leadership torch.

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Global carbon pricing coalition turns focus to shipping

Published 15:48 on May 25, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:48 on May 25, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Shipping, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The World Bank-led Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition has launched a maritime programme aimed at helping shipping companies adopt internal carbon pricing, smoothing the path for a globally-applied mandatory measure.

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Lawyer up: More lawsuits being filed against governments for climate inaction

Published 22:39 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 00:25 on May 25, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Bavardage, Climate Talks, EMEA, International, New Zealand, Other APAC, US  /  No Comments

Lawsuits seeking to hold governments to account for their climate-related commitments are on the rise, with over 650 filed in the US alone – almost three times the number recorded in the rest of the world.

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CARBON FORWARD 2017: The agenda for this year’s event is taking shape…

Published 15:44 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 15:46 on May 23, 2017  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Aviation, Bavardage, China, Climate Talks, Conversations, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, South Korea, US, Views, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Following the immense success of the inaugural Carbon Forward 2016 conference and training day, this year Carbon Forward 2017 will delve deeper into the issues affecting companies with exposure to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and other carbon markets worldwide.

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Firms face push for transparency on internal carbon pricing -World Bank

Published 11:27 on May 23, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:01 on May 23, 2017  /  Climate Talks, International, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Companies may soon have to be more transparent on how rigorously they apply internal carbon pricing amid mounting pressure to address climate risks from regulators and investors, according to the World Bank’s head climate official John Roome.

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After the money dries up, CDM project discontinuation risks vary drastically -study

Published 23:31 on May 22, 2017  /  Last updated at 12:53 on May 23, 2017  /  Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Climate Talks, EMEA, EU ETS, International, Kyoto Mechanisms, New Market Mechanisms, Other APAC, South & Central, South Korea, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

Some CDM project types face considerably higher risks than others of being discontinued due to the disappearance of carbon offset revenues, a new study shows, threatening to raise CO2 emissions by roughly a billion tonnes in the developing world if the facilities are dismantled.

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