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United States formally starts withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Trump has cast the climate accord as elitist, saying when announcing his decision that he was "elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris."

Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks

"The Paris agreement could be an exception or could become the norm for multilateral cooperation in the 21st century," Figueres told reporters Thursday.

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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres honored for UN climate work

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres was awarded the Medal of Paris on Wednesday for helping broker the historic, 195-nation deal to avert climate change that was sealed in the French capital last week.

Anatomy of a deal: How the Paris climate accord was won — and nearly lost

A last-minute switch of "shall" for "should" in a section of the Paris climate accord about reducing emissions nearly derailed the historic deal.

195 nations seal historic Paris pact to stop global warming

Envoys from 195 nations approved Saturday an accord to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can avert catastrophic climate change and usher in an energy revolution.

Cheers as French hosts release proposed UN climate-rescue pact

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, on the brink of tears after presiding over nearly a fortnight of talks in Paris, delivered the proposal to ministers who must now decide whether to approve it, possibly within hours.

Historic UN climate pact ‘extremely close’: French host

The French host of U.N. talks aimed at saving mankind from climate catastrophe said Thursday a historic accord was "extremely close," but called for unprecedented compromises during a second night of non-stop negotiations.

U.S. pledges more aid to poorer countries as Paris climate talks enter delicate stage

U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry's promise of additional money came as negotiators struggled to resolve differences over financial assistance to developing economies, one of the thorniest issues to emerge in the talks so far.

With COP21 underway, development banks urged to boost ‘green finance’ in Latin America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mitigating the expected ravages of climate change – let alone investing in sustainable infrastructure projects – won’t come cheap, say finance experts who calculate the cost at a staggering $110 billion a year for Latin America alone.

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