Trump seeking quickest way to quit Paris climate agreement, says report

Indigenous people from the Mesoamerican Alliance of Peoples and Forests protest at the climate change talks in Marrakech, Morocco. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

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Sunday 13 November 2016 04.02 EST Last modified on Sunday 13 November 2016 04.39 EST

The president-elect wants to bypass the theoretical four-year procedure to exit the accord, according to a Reuters source

Donald Trump is looking at quick ways of withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement in defiance of widening international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Reuters has reported.

Since the US president-elect was chosen, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris agreement at 200-nation climate talks running until 18 November in Marrakesh, Morocco.

But, according to Reuters, a source in the Trump transition team said the victorious Republican, who has called global warming a hoax, was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord.

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