7,000 cities around the world are way ahead of targets to cut carbon emissions

Max de Haldevang

Cities are home to over half the world’s population and produce around 75% of its carbon emissions, but they’re leading the way in the global fight against climate change.

The 2015 Paris Climate Agreement demanded that by 2020 cities reduce their emissions by 20% compared to 1990 levels. But the Covenant of Mayors, a project headed jointly by the European Union and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, set a more ambitious target of 27%. And they’re well on the way to meeting that, according to a new report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Center.

Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal: source

By Valerie Volcovici and Alister Doyle | WASHINGTON/MARRAKESH, Morocco

President-elect Donald Trump is seeking quick ways to withdraw the United States from a global accord to combat climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying broad global backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Since Trump's election victory on Tuesday, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris agreement during climate talks involving 200 nations set to run until Friday in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Canada PM says to stick to carbon price plan despite Trump win

By David Ljunggren | OTTAWA
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday indicated he would stick to plans for a national price on carbon despite the U.S. election win of Donald Trump, who opposes measures to fight climate change.

If Trump walks away from international agreements to cut greenhouse gases, the carbon price could add to Canadian firms' costs and make them less competitive, according to critics.