Trump Administration’s Withdrawal From Paris Climate Agreement Could Harm Poverty Reduction Efforts, Experts Say
IRIN: Trump’s climate pullout could spell disaster for developing nations
“U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to start the withdrawal process from the Paris Agreement could come at a high price for the developing world, setting back years of progress not only on climate change but also on poverty eradication, experts warn. … The ‘America first’ approach signaled by Trump, which may involve seeking bilateral trade deals as an alternative to the pact, could leave vulnerable countries prone to resource plundering, deeper poverty, and conflict over water and land, warned a leading social development and climate consultant, who preferred to remain anonymous…” (del Bello, 6/5).