Trump presidency risk to climate change action

Experts have warned that the election of Donald Trump could have a big negative impact on local and international action to cut carbon emissions

Businessman Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th US president. Photograph: Daniel Huizinga/FlickrThe election of Donald Trump to the US presidency is a real risk to global action on climate change, experts have warned.

Although he has not taken office yet, there is already concern that the result of the presidential election on 8 November will have a significant influence on local and international action to reduce carbon emissions. As the news was announced, shares in many renewable energy firms dropped while those of coal companies rose.

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