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We won't always have Paris

The climate pact can just about cope without Donald Trump's America, say its supporters. Others aren’t so sanguine

The US government's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change in 2019—now confirmed in writing to the UN—dismayed its partners. Many feared that if the world's biggest economy was prepared to welch on its commitments, others would too, gutting the Paris deal of its ambition to achieve net zero emissions by the second half of the century. Early reactions from around the world, though, suggest broad and lasting support for Paris. Other signatories—Syria and Nicaragua were the only two countries not to sign up—still support the goals of Paris, and are prepared to leave the US behind. It's not clear yet if this resilient attitude will translate into action. Paris only takes effect

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