Pacific leaders seek U.S. return to Paris climate pact

FILE PHOTO: Interpreters are reflected in glass as they work during the Paris Agreement on climate change at United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pacific island nations declared climate change to be their “single greatest threat”, urging Washington to return to the Paris Agreement on climate, just as Western powers seek to check China’s rising influence in the region. Australia, which has backed away from its own commitment to Paris without exiting the pact, was among […]

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