COP22: Major firms lead low-carbon energy drive

A sense of defiant optimism has permeated the conference in the 48 hours since Donald Trump seized the keys to the White House. COP22 organisers have been – publicly at least – playing down the climate impact of the billionaire’s shock presidential win, which some have speculated could result in legal short-cuts pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement deal within a year.

A short statement from UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa said she “looked forward to working” with the new President’s transitional White House team to explain the opportunities presented by the deal. Despite the uncertainty surrounding Trump’s climate intentions, the business community has rallied at COP22 to demonstrate global action on efforts to decarbonise the world economy.

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