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US withdrawal from Paris Agreement will impact developing nations

The withdrawal of the United States from Paris Agreement will have massive implications on US support to the financing of climate actions in the developing world, says James Murombedzi, Coordinator of the African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA).

In a presentation on the implications of America’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement at an event held in Addis Ababa Tuesday, Mr. Murombedzi said in joining other countries in 2015 in promising to curb carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, the US was leading from the front.

But, he said, with the recent announcement by the Trump administration withdrawing the US from the Paris Agreement, the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases was abdicating its responsibilities and commitments.


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