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 Climate NGOs vow to fight Trump

Source: The Hindu Business Line, Date: , 2016

Chennai, Nov 11, 2016 : The election of Donald Trump, a self-professed climate change denier, to the US presidency, seems to have filled various civil society group with a resolve to fight for climate action with renewed vigour. Trump, who said during the course of his campaign that he would “save the coal industry” and spoke of oil in glowing terms, wants to pull US out of last year’s Paris Agreement that seeks concerted action from 195 countries to act to limit global warming. Trump has also promised to cut the budget for the US Environment Protection Agency, saying “what they do is a disgrace.”Terming Trump’s election a “disaster”,, a US-based NGO, said in a statement that the new President would “try and slam the brakes on climate action, which means we need to throw all of our weight on the accelerator.”It said that the work had become “harder but not impossible” and vowed not to give up.

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