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France: Paris town hall goes green to protest US pulling out of climate accord00:18

France: Paris town hall goes green to protest US pulling out of climate accord

France, Paris
June 2, 2017 at 01:33 GMT -00:00 · Published

The front of Paris' Town Hall was lit up in green, on Thursday evening, to protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change agreement.

The landmark agreement, which countries pledged themselves to at the 2015 Climate Change Conference and was signed the following year, aims to keep the increase in the global average temperature below 2 degrees Celcius from pre-industrial levels.

In Trump's decision to withdraw, the USA has joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that are not signing up to the accord.

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The front of Paris' Town Hall was lit up in green, on Thursday evening, to protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Change agreement.

The landmark agreement, which countries pledged themselves to at the 2015 Climate Change Conference and was signed the following year, aims to keep the increase in the global average temperature below 2 degrees Celcius from pre-industrial levels.

In Trump's decision to withdraw, the USA has joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that are not signing up to the accord.

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