Your guide to who's who in the Paris Agreement showdown
President Trump's top advisers will meet in the White House today to resolve a monthslong conflict about whether the United States should quit or continue with the Paris climate agreement.
Trump's team is split, and though there is some evidence that the pro-Paris contingent is on the ascendant, it's unknown what the group will urge the president to do.
Uncertainty precedes meeting to set Paris strategy
An impending recommendation to the president about the Paris climate agreement could swing on the attendance sheet.
It was unclear over the weekend which top officials would be present at a meeting tomorrow that's meant to clarify if President Trump's Cabinet and top aides will urge him to retain or retract U.S. membership in the global agreement.
Climate and coal policies may sink or swim together
A safe climate and a future for the coal industry have long been viewed as diametric opposites, but in a world where the Paris Agreement is in force and Donald Trump is in the White House, their fortunes may now be linked.
Some coal advocates argue that domestic policies to promote carbon capture, utilization and storage are crucial to the industry's survival in the 21st century — and supporting the global climate accord, they believe, may be the best route to ensuring such policies.
Musharraf: Climate change isn't Pakistan's problem
Nearly nine years after leaving office, Pakistan's former president, Pervez Musharraf, remains keenly aware of the issues facing his country. But he doesn't rank climate change as one of them.
Speaking yesterday at the launch of a report on U.S.-Pakistan relations at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Musharraf said his government aimed to improve on issues like women's empowerment and Pakistan's precarious relationship with India.
Private sector presses Tillerson to stay in deal
A trade group that represents a broad swath of the energy sector today asked the Trump administration to keep the United States within the Paris climate deal and its underlying negotiating treaty.
The Business Council for Sustainable Energy in a letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson cast continued Paris participation as an economic boon.