Under Trump shadow, world leaders tackle climate change

Activists call for action to protect the planet during a protest in Marrakesh, on the sidelines of the COP22 climate conference, on November 13, 2016A week after climate change denier Donald Trump’s election to the White House, world leaders will on Tuesday address a key UN meeting in Marrakesh to keep a climate rescue plan on track. UN chief Ban Ki-moon, King Mohammed of conference host Morocco, and France’s President Francois Hollande will open a “high-level” segment of the annual UN forum — the first since last year’s adoption of the Paris Agreement to stave off calamitous global warming. The election of Trump, who has called climate change a “hoax” and has threatened to “cancel” the Paris pact, has been uppermost on the minds of many delegates and negotiators gathered since last Monday to thrash out a roadmap for putting the agreement into action.

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