US President-elect Donald Trump seems intent on finding a quick way to pull out of the Paris agreement after he takes office on 20 January. This may slow immediate action on climate change, but other countries will seek to take over the leadership role undertaken by the United States under the administration of outgoing President Barack Obama.
At the COP22 talks in Marrakesh, which ended on Friday, governments from around the world reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris agreement, which came into effect on 4 November – four days before Trump’s election win. The talks in Morocco were attended by around 200 nations.
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