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Climate change agreements: The US blows cold, what will the EU do?

US President Donald Trump has dismissed climate change as a myth and openly champions fossil fuels. In his first five days in office he signed executive orders to move forward with the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. If completed, that would mean pumping hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil from tar sands in Canada across to the US Gulf Coast. Trump promised to change US environmental strategy and it looks like he hasn't wasted much time.

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In the past, the US leader has also threatened to pull the US out of the Paris COP21 Agreement, which united almost 200 countries in the common goal of limiting global warming to 2°C from pre-industrial levels. So what can the EU do?

A programme presented by Eve Irvine.

Produced by Isabelle Romero and Anais Guérard. 

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