26 Nov '16, 12am

UK Climate Diplomacy Staff Cut Again as Post-Brexit Links to Trump and US Deniers Strengthen

UK Climate Diplomacy Staff Cut Again as Post-Brexit Links to Trump and US Deniers Strengthen

With Donald Trump set to become the President of the United States, the international climate change political scenery has shifted. The president-elect’s stance on “quitting” the Paris Agreement seems to have softened in recent days. But countries are still going to need strong diplomatic teams to shore-up the global commitment to tackling climate change, reiterated at the Marrakech climate talks last week. So it’s notable that the UK ’s climate diplomacy team appears to weakening. For the second year in a row, the foreign office reduced the number of people working on climate change and energy, documents released by the government this week under a freedom of information request show. Currently, just 72 foreign office staff are working on climate issues full time. There are a total of 149 foreign office staff working at least part time on the issue. That was down from a h...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2016/11/23/uk-climate-diplomat...

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