Trump admin will still report U.S. emissions to world body
The Trump administration will honor its treaty obligation to provide U.S. greenhouse emissions data to the United Nations despite the president's decision to leave the Paris Agreement, administration officials said.
The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change requires wealthy countries to report their emissions by April 15 each year, and the Trump administration met that deadline this spring. It has also asked Congress for $8.5 million to complete the task in fiscal 2018, and an administration official confirmed to E&E News that support for the inventory would continue.
Film depicts Gore clinching 2015 deal. Did it happen?
Viewers of the long-awaited sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth" walk away from the film with the impression that former Vice President Al Gore brokered a deal with India that saved the Paris climate accord in 2015.
But did he?
Researchers say Paris Agreement uses wrong temperature data
The temperature baseline used in the Paris climate agreement may have discounted an entire century's worth of human-caused global warming, a new study has found.
Countries in the Paris climate agreement set a target of keeping warming below 2 degrees Celsius by curbing carbon emissions compared to their preindustrial levels. But a new study shows that the preindustrial level used in the agreement doesn't account for a potential century of rising temperatures caused by carbon dioxide emissions.
Nation of 330 islands will lead summit. Meet Fiji's negotiator
Fiji will be the first small island nation to lead a U.N. conference on climate change when global talks commence in Germany this November.
The country also has the distinction of overseeing the first round of talks since President Trump began the slow process of withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement.
The art of Trump's 'far better deal'
When President Trump announced the country's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement last month, he softened the blow by hinting a possible return if the rest of the world were prepared to "negotiate a far better deal" for the United States.
But despite Trump's repeated claims that a "better deal" could be reached, it seems unlikely.