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Paris Agreement: Trump confirms US will leave climate accord

Paris Agreement: Trump confirms US will leave climate accord

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The US will definitely withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, President Trump has confirmed.He made the announcement at an energy conference in Pittsburgh on a stage flanked by men in hard hats.He described the accord as a bad deal and said his pro fossil fuel policies had made the US an energy superpower.The earliest he can formally start the process of withdrawing the US from the Paris accord is 4 November.The pull-out will take effect a year later - the day after the 2020 US presidential election – assuming that Mr Trump is re-elected.The Paris agreement brought together 195 nations in the battle to combat climate change.It committed the US to cutting greenhouse gases up to 28% by 2025 based
Nationsl agree on guidelines to govern 2015 climate accord

Nationsl agree on guidelines to govern 2015 climate accord

World
Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Around 25,000 diplomats and ministers from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on guidelines to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks in Poland. After an all-night session in the southern city of Katowice, the 24th annual U.N.-sponsored event agreed on standards to report greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to reduce them. The United States approved the deal despite President Donald Trump's intention to abandon the Paris Agreement. The delegates postponed pledging more ambitious action to fight global warming and regulating the market for international carbon emissions trading. They agreement does not bind countries to hit their targets. Richer countries must explain how they intend to help poorer nations cut down on emissions as well as install...
Italy’s ENI signs accord with BP, Libya to take over EPSA operation

Italy’s ENI signs accord with BP, Libya to take over EPSA operation

Business
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Italian oil major Eni on Monday signed an accord with BP and Libyan officials under which Eni will get a 42.5% interest in an exploration and operation sharing agreement in the North African country, as well as become operator of an area where exploratory activities were suspended four years ago. The Libyan National Oil Corporation, or NOC, Chairman Mustafa Sanalla, BP chief executive Bob Dudley and Eni chief executive officer Claudio Descalzi on Monday signed a letter of intent to make this possible, according statements by both BP and Eni. BP currently holds an 85 percent working interest in the Exploration and Production (EPSA) sharing agreement in Libya, with the country's Investment Authority holding the remainder. Negotiations related to the accord, which aims at res...
French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

French president pokes at Trump for leaving Paris accord

Technology
French President Emmanuel Macron took a jibe at President Donald Trump on Sunday for his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Macron did not name Trump while speaking at the first meeting of the International Solar Alliance in New Delhi. But while hailing the "solar mamas," a group of women trained as solar engineers, he said the women had continued their mission to promote solar energy even after "some countries decided just to leave the floor and leave the Paris agreement." Trump announced last June that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris accord, which aims to slow the rise in global temperature by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At a separate weekend event in India, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also regretted Trump's decisio...
Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Paris climate deal: US denies it will stay in accord

Science
The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance.Following a meeting of environment ministers on Saturday, the EU climate commissioner, Miguel Arias Canete, said Trump officials had indicated the US would either stay in the 2015 accord or review its terms.But the White House insisted there had been "no change" in the US position.In June President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the deal.He said it was part of his "solemn duty to protect America" and he would seek a new deal that would not disadvantage US businesses.But opponents say withdrawing from the accord is an abdication of US leadership on a key global challenge.The Paris agreement commits the US and 187 other countries to keeping rising global temperatures ...