Trump's 'America first' foreign policy erodes work on climate

Almost 200 countries have sent representatives to discuss climate initiatives at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.  The shadow cast by Donald Trump's withdrawal from the global climate pact leaves some nations questioning why they must shoulder the burden instead.

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Donald Trump's "America first" foreign policy is starting to undercut progress at the annual talks on fighting global warming.

The US president's vow to walk away from the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change and spur fossil fuels has encouraged countries from India to China to wonder why they should make sacrifices at two weeks of discussions held by the United Nations, which finish Friday in Bonn.

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