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Climate change treaty can still deliver, despite US pullout

Unlike the 'top-down' Kyoto Protocol, the Paris Agreement is 'bottom-up'.

Protesters outside the White House in June. Implementing Paris will require diverse, often decentralised policies by different economies. This flexible arrangement is more likely to yield results even with the exit of big players like the US as a result of Mr Trump's pullout.

THE 2017 UN climate change summit in Bonn, Germany, finishes on Friday. Coming amid growing scientific alarm about global warming, the chair of the event called for a landmark end to the event that "restates the vision of (the) Paris" landmark climate accord agreed in 2015.

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