Paris climate change agreement to be ratified by UK

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The countries in the proclamation said that their task now is to rapidly build on to that momentum, together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to foster adaptation efforts, thereby benefiting and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals.

As members of the US business and investor community, they emphasized their "deep commitment to addressing climate change" and pledged to their part, "in our operations and beyond", to meet the goals of the agreement to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. He argues that global warming is naturally occurring.

The Paris Agreement has taken into account of USA interests and represented comprehensive, inclusive and collective efforts of the worldwide community in addressing climate change, he said.

Citing his accusation that climate change is a Chinese hoax, Beijing has turned the tables on US President-elect Donald Trump.

France took top honors, in part due to its role in ushering in the landmark Paris Agreement, signed in the French capital last December.

But concerns about global efforts to drive down the greenhouse gas emissions causing climate change have been raised by the U.S. election.

The developed countries also reaffirmed their $100 billion mobilisation goal.

"We are providing up to 200 million NZ dollars (141.74 million USA dollars) for climate-related support over four years, the majority of which will benefit the Pacific".

He had said that it is "critical" that developed countries provide finance and technology transfer support to developing nations.

"The UK Government must now show their commitment through climate action on the ground". "So staying the course on the USA commitments to reduce emissions, to follow through on our Paris commitment is essential to lower that uncertainty, give businesses the confidence to develop and implement strategies that are going to build advantage, lower risk, and lower their costs".

The parties also unanimously called for taking further climate action and support, well in advance of 2020, taking into account the specific needs and special circumstances of developing countries, the least developed countries and those particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

The call comes from companies ranging from major firms to small, family-owned businesses across more than 35 USA states.

The United States, the second largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world after China, got a "poor" rating, losing ground across all categories, the report found.

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