Trump win opens way for China to take climate leadership role

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at election night rally in Manhattan, New YorkBy Valerie Volcovici and Sue-Lin Wong WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The election of climate change skeptic Donald Trump as president is likely to end the U.S. leadership role in the international fight against global warming and may lead to the emergence of a new and unlikely champion: China. China worked closely with the administration of outgoing President Barack Obama to build momentum ahead of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The partnership of the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters helped get nearly 200 countries to support the pact at the historic meet in France’s capital.

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