Nicaragua joins Paris climate pact, leaving US, Syria isolated

Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement official

Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement official

Nicaragua initially refused to sign the Paris Agreement in 2015, arguing that the pact didn't go far enough in combating climate change.

A month after Nicaragua announced its intention to join the Paris Agreement, the country officially committed to the landmark climate accord, - one day after UNFCCC published a new report urging policymakers to upscale existing and new climate policies in order for the Paris goals to be met.

This year's German-based Global Climate Risk Index said Nicaragua is the fourth most-vulnerable country to climate change in the world yet has one of the lowest per capita greenhouse gas emissions.

Rosario Murillo said that President Daniel Ortega had signed the Central American nation on to the deal even though the government still had misgivings about it.

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U.S. President Donald Trump in June announced the start of a three-year process to pull out of the agreement on the grounds that it would put the an economic disadvantage. Under the process the earliest the U.S. can formally leave the agreement is a day after the 2020 USA presidential election, fuelling speculation that a any defeat for President Trump would result in the country's time outside the agreement being short-lived.

The latest round of negotiations take place after a string of powerful hurricanes ravaged Caribbean island nations and caused billions of dollars in damage along the Texas and Florida coastlines.

Nicaragua's Nationally Determined Contributions haven't been submitted yet, but the country is already considered a renewable energy paradise, as it now produces more than 50 percent of its power needs from clean energy and aims to increase this to 90 percent by 2020. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has disputed such claims as an attempt to "politicize" natural disasters.

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