In the first G7 gathering since President Donald Trump's Paris pull-out, environment ministers managed to issue a joint communique, even though the United States disagreed with the other six countries on two Paris-related provisions.
Lots of people are talking about the Paris Agreement. But forget withdrawal—the world is standing fast by climate action.
Representatives from countries accounting for 90 percent of the world’s clean energy investment and 75 percent of its greenhouse gas emissions will gather in Beijing this week for the 8th Clean Energy Ministerial. Will they advance renewable energy and efficiency, or will the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement set the talks back?
The Paris Agreement is the best instrument for addressing threats to development posed by climate change, such as forest fires, extreme weather and more. The U.S. withdrawal from the agreement is reckless.
President Donald Trump's announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement puts the United States in an odd club of only three nations that have not signed the landmark climate change accord. It's a decision that could isolate the U.S. from the global community for years to come.
Climate negotiations just concluded in Bonn, and negotiators delivered a clear message: International climate action will not be deterred by shifting political winds in any one country.
Bonn climate negotiations got underway, President Trump delayed his decision on whether the United States would stay in the Paris Agreement and the Arctic Council recognized climate change as an urgent threat.
As climate negotiators met in Bonn this week, Indian Energy Minister Shri Piyush Goyal offered a bold assertion, saying India would stand by its climate commitments under the Paris Agreement "irrespective of what happens in the rest of the world." Here's a progress report on India's progress toward its renewable energy goals.