While energy companies rejoiced what Trump hailed as "the start of a new era" in American energy production, environmentalists described the move as "dangerous", "embarrassing", and the single biggest attack on climate action in US history.
Improving the condition of the planet's soils will not only boost food production and help end global hunger, it will also enable soils to securely seal massive amounts of carbon and help abate the impacts of climate change.
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What's driving the low levels of commitment and ambition among governments to reduce carbon emissions? It could be the corrupting influence of vested interests, say Heinrich Böll Foundation's Lili Fuhr and Global Witness's Simon Taylor.
International climate finance is often accounted for in terms of megawatts of renewable energy or tonnes of carbon emission saved; everyone needs to ensure that those facing direct climate change impacts get much more of the money.
Dutch manufacturing company AkzoNobel and sustainability media firm Eco-Business held the inaugural Cities:Possibilities forum on 8 November 2016. Read this outcome report for highlights from this insightful dialogue.