Climate resolve seems strong despite U.S. election


Latin American environmental advocates are reacting with a mixture of guarded optimism and anxiety to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States, saying they believe that the region as a whole will pursue climate-change mitigation and adaptation steps regardless of Trump’s policies. In an interview with EcoAméricas, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, a former environment minister of Costa Rica, acknowledged there is a mood of uncertainty, but added: “It’s clear to me that Costa Rica and most developing nations will continue to honor their climate-mitigation targets under the United Nations Paris accord [on reducing greenhouse gases]. Countries understand it’s in their self-interest to move toward a new way of producing energy and using land.” Still, Trump’s comments on climate change... [Log in to read more]

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