Trump win opens way for China to take climate leadership role

Valerie Volcovici and Sue-Lin Wong Reuters11 Nov 16;
The election of climate change skeptic Donald Trump as president is likely to end the U.S. leadership role in the international fight against global warming and may lead to the emergence of a new and unlikely champion: China.
China worked closely with the administration of outgoing President Barack Obama to build momentum ahead of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The partnership of the two biggest greenhouse gas emitters helped get nearly 200 countries to support the pact at the historic meet in France's capital.
By contrast, Trump has called global warming a hoax created by China to give it an economic advantage and said he plans to remove the United States from the historic climate agreement, as well as reverse many of Obama's measures to combat climate change.

Trump can kill UN climate deal, warns EU carbon market chief

By James Crisp |
Nov 9, 2016 (updated: 14:14)

EXCLUSIVE/ The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is a “real and imminent threat” to the fight against climate change, and “completely upends every single element” of the Paris Agreement, making it almost impossible to deliver, the MEP leading EU carbon market reform has warned.

Trump, elected today (9 November), has called climate change a hoax, saying it was “fictional”, and “created by the Chinese”.

IETA and CMIA recognise International Civil Aviation Organisation with Carbon Pricing Champion Award

MARRAKECH, November 10 -- IETA and the Climate Markets and Investment Association (CMIA) are delighted to recognise the International Civil Aviation Organisation as their first Carbon Pricing Champion of 2016.

The award, sponsored by Ecosphere+, was presented today at a ceremony in Marrakech.

Last month in Montreal, ICAO member nations agreed to create the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction System for International Aviation (CORSIA), the world's first global, sectoral carbon pricing system.