EU leadership the best response to Trump climate challenge

With the United States planning to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, EU leadership on climate change has never been more necessary. This article examines the consequences of Donald Trump’s announcement, the European Union’s response and next steps to deliver the ambitious climate action that Europeans expect. President Trump’s announcement that the United States will...
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