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Trump can’t stop global action on climate change

Whatever he does as president, the Paris Agreement is already international law

By Stephen Cornelius  

President-elect Donald Trump, joined on stage by running mate Mike Pence ©Van Tine Dennis/ABACA/ABACA USA/PA Images

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The Paris Agreement on climate change became international law on 4th November, much sooner than anyone imagined last December when the deal was struck. By that date 100 countries, accounting for more than 69 per cent of global emissions, had joined the climate action club by ratifying the Agreement—and…

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