Moody's: Rest of world may pick up U.S. slack on emissions
Nations are still on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, despite promises from the Trump administration to roll back American environmental policies, Moody's Investors Service said.
In a report published yesterday, analysts at the ratings agency said the United States will likely set less ambitious emissions reduction goals than the Obama administration, a change that could undermine the Paris climate agreement reached in 2015.
G-20 won't water down climate agenda for Trump team
If Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wanted a seat at the table for international climate diplomacy, he's got one.
The newly minted chief U.S. diplomat is in Bonn, Germany, where he will spend today and tomorrow hearing about the role climate change plays in everything from peace to Africa's economic future, while likely fielding foreign leaders' concerns about the Trump administration's plans for the Paris climate deal.
Ships and planes might have to pay for emissions
European lawmakers want planes and ships to pay more for their carbon emissions.
Two amendments to a broad reform package to the European Union's carbon trading scheme, which passed the European Parliament with widespread support yesterday, set up a showdown between lawmakers and those who support applying smaller carbon fees to air and sea vessels. The amendments could face opposition from industry, the U.N. bodies overseeing aviation and shipping, and other E.U. bodies.
Forget climate. When leaders meet Trump, 'boring is good'
Climate change went from the top of the list to off the page in talks between U.S. and Canadian leaders.
The reshuffling was evident yesterday during four hours of meetings between President Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has made climate action a key part of his administration. Neither leader mentioned the issue during Trudeau's first visit to the Trump White House.
Abrams 'will have trouble' if chosen as Tillerson's deputy
Just saying Elliott Abrams' name can stir controversy.
It's unclear if the rumors are true that the adviser to past presidents, and the #NeverTrump neoconservative, will be nominated for the No. 2 post at the State Department, but critics are raising questions anyway.