Nations to work on curbing climate change despite Trump

A key issue will be the transparency of emissions reports, said Nigel Purvis,, a former U.S. State Department negotiator under the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies.

The United States used to be the major force pushing for more open reporting and that will suffer because of the Trump administration’s planned withdrawal from Paris, he said.

“Without U.S. leadership the deal is likely to take a little bit longer and may not be as strong,” said Purvis, president of the group Climate Advisers.

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