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Macron to keep Paris climate pact alive as Trump stays home

The French president will focus on promoting initiatives aimed at reducing dangerous emissions in an effort to sway the climate debate away from the skepticism generated by US President Donald Trump.

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French President Emmanuel Macron this week will seek to breathe new life into the fight against global warming and sway debate away from skeptics of the process led by US President Donald Trump.

At a series of events in Paris starting Monday, Macron along with leaders from the UK, Norway, Mexico and Netherlands will draw attention to a dozen major projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. They'll also give a push for increasing climate-related aid to developing nations, in step with a United Nations goal of channeling at least USD 100 billion a year by 2020. Trump is not scheduled to attend.

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