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    Namibia saddened by US withdrawal from Paris climate pact – Minister

    APA-Windhoek (Namibia)

    Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta says Namibia is saddened by the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, describing the move as a major blow to the efforts to tackle global warming.

    “This withdrawal has undermined the significance of the Paris Agreement and efforts that have been made, in particular by developing countries such as Namibia, to reduce and mitigate the impacts of climate change,” Shifeta said in a statement.

    His reaction follows the withdrawal of United States from the 2015 Paris Agreement on orders from President Donald Trump just ahead of the 45th World Environment Day that is observed annually on June 5.

    Shifeta stressed that the withdrawal by one of the world biggest emitters of greenhouses gases would have major implications on global effort to battle global warming, by limiting carbon emission to below 2 degree Celsius.

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