Trump Team Pushes Fossil Fuels at Climate Talks. Protests Erupt, but Allies Emerge, Too.

In the meantime, State Department negotiators have continued to press countries like China and India on issues like adopting stricter transparency measures — a delicate task, some analysts say, given the Trump administration’s public stance on the agreement.

“I think the U.S. doesn’t have a huge amount of direct influence right now because of President Trump’s position,” said Nigel Purvis, a top environmental negotiator under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and the chief executive of Climate Advisers, a consulting firm.

“But the U.S. negotiators are highly respected and experienced, and people understand that the perspectives they have on requiring more transparency from China, India and others are the same perspectives that any future administration would likely have,” he added. “So countries are still taking them seriously.”

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