Comment on “Deb Markowitz, Representing Vermont At U.N. Climate Conference, Says States Must Lead”

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NOV 18, 2016

As world leaders wrap up the annual United Nations climate change conference this week in Marrakech, Morocco, many there are worried about President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to pull the U.S. out of a major climate change agreement.

Vermont’s Secretary of the Agency of National Resources, Deb Markowitz, spoke with VPR from the summit about the outlook for international climate agreements.

VPR: This is a huge summit, with delegates from all over the world. Give us just a brief sketch of what world leaders are hoping to achieve this time around.

Markowitz: “The focus is really on implementation issues. There’s a lot of technical issues, details that have to be worked out. For example, there’s supposed to be some transparency so we can hold countries accountable for the promised reduction…..

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