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Delegates in Marrakech are hoping the winds of change in Washington don’t blow climate action off course. EPA/Mohamed Messara

The view from Marrakech: climate talks are battling through a Trump tsunami

The halls of the Marrakech climate summit have been filled with fearful talk about Donald Trump’s presidency. But there is hope that the Paris climate treaty can weather the political storm.
The US EPA’s Clean Power Plan will cut power sector emissions 32% by 2030. EPA/Justin Lane/AAP

Obama’s new climate plan is leadership fuel for other nations

President Obama’s new targets for emissions from electricity are a crucial step towards a credible US climate policy. And where the United States leads, others are more likely to follow.

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