U.S. will lose jobs if it quits Paris climate deal: U.N.

5 May 2017   Climate

FILE PHOTO: Erik Solheim speaks during an interview in Jakarta October 25, 2010. REUTERS/Crack Palinggi The United States will shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord because China, India and Europe will snap up the best power sector jobs in future, U.N. Environment chief Erik Solheim said on Thursday. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce as early as next week whether he will take the United States out of the climate pact, having vowed during his campaign to “cancel the Paris Climate Agreement” within 100 days of becoming president. “There is no doubt where the future is and that is what all the private sector companies have understood,” Solheim told Reuters in Geneva. “The future is green,” he said. “Obviously if you are not a party to the Paris agreement, you will lose out. And the main losers of course will be […]

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