EU says deepening ties with climate pact members after U.S. withdraws

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) – The European Union said on Monday it was deepening its alliances with other signatories of the Paris climate accord to ensure its implementation, rejecting U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands to renegotiate the pact.


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Trump says U.S. to quit Paris climate pact; allies voice dismay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, spurning pleas from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge.


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U.S. works on climate interests relevant if Trump stays in U.N. pact

OSLO (Reuters) – A pared-down U.S. delegation has quietly worked to promote long-standing U.S. climate interests at global talks in Germany even though President Donald Trump is threatening to pull out of an agreement largely designed by Washington.


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G7 seen urging Trump to stick with climate pact at summit

OSLO/PARIS (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders at a summit this month to keep the United States in a global agreement to combat climate change after he put off a decision on whether to quit the pact.


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White House postpones meeting to decide on participation in Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A meeting of Trump administration advisers that had been scheduled for Tuesday to decide whether to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Agreement has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts, a White House official said.


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Trump advisers likely to meet in May on Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Trump administration officials will likely meet in May to reach a final decision on whether the United States should stay in the Paris climate deal, after holding an initial meeting on Thursday at the White House, an administration source said.


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Threatened U.S. pullout might help, not hobble, global climate pact

OSLO (Reuters) – A 2015 global pact for fighting climate change will benefit in some ways at least if U.S. President Donald Trump carries out a threat to pull out, backers say, in a shift from gloom about the fate of a deal that took two decades to negotiate.


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Business calls for Trump, world leaders to support Paris climate pact

MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) – More than 360 businesses and investors called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and world leaders on Wednesday to continue to support agreed curbs on global warming and to speed up efforts to move to a low-carbon economy.


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U.S. to push ahead on climate pact before Trump takes over: Kerry

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday the Obama administration would do everything it could to implement a global agreement to combat climate change before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.


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U.S. companies brace for climate-friendly alternatives in cooling systems

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours Co are ramping up efforts to produce alternative coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global pact to reduce planet-warming greenhouse house gas emissions.


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