Published: Wed, November 16, 2016
Technology | By Tonya May

UN chief 'sure' Trump will reconsider climate change stance


"The continued global momentum we have seen since Paris has been reflected in the successes of last several weeks, including most particularly, the Paris Agreement passing the threshold needed to enter into force", Pershing said.

On this point too, the heads of state and government will be expected during these two days.

Responding to concerns that Trump may "cancel" the Paris Agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said on Monday the deal was a result of concerted efforts of all parties, including China and the United States.

"The UN Chief also expressed his" gratitude" following the decision of the Sovereign to host the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Mr Ban said companies, including General Mills and Kellogg, states such as California and cities such as Washington, Nashville and Las Vegas were working to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.

Beijing's climate envoy Xie Zhenhua stressed Monday that tackling climate was a "common and shared responsibility".

"International cooperation is a must for us to address climate change", he said in Marrakech.

"As you may know, last week I spoke to President-elect, Mr. Trump and I brought up many issues, peace and security issues, including the issue of climate change".

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President-elect Donald Trump's first conversation on the phone took place in a friendly atmosphere, using "easy" words. Choi had no government experience or official position, and she is said to have been doing her counseling in secret.

Scientists say oil and other fossil fuels are the biggest contributors to man-made warming.

The President would participate in the official opening plenary on November 15 where he would deliver his national statement during the High Level Segment of COP 22.

Developing nations will receive a much-needed boost to roll out their climate change action plans through a partnership, launched at U.N. climate talks on Tuesday, that will improve their access to expertise and financial support, its backers said.

"If even al-Bashir can contribute to the global climate effort, then President-elect Donald Trump will have no excuse", commented climate activist Mohamed Adow of ChristianAid.

Referring to Trump, Ban expressed his hopes that the controversial incoming president of the USA would change his view that anthropogenic climate change was a hoax orchestrated by China and retract his promise to pull out of the Paris Agreement.

Following outcry about his trip to Morocco for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, President Muhammadu Buhari has explained to Nigerians his reasons for going to the conference and why Nigerians should also be concerned about climate change.

"I prefer to be an optimist", Canete said.

"It was a global effort that made the agreement possible and the passion and the dedication that drove it", was in evidence still, Pershing added.

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