Brazilian Environment Minister Sarney Filho told reporters in a conference call Thursday he believes American society supports climate action regardless of who becomes the next president. “However, on a personal note, I hope Trump doesn’t win,” he added.
Clinton backs the climate policies of President Barack Obama’s government, including continued engagement in the Paris Agreement. Trump, meanwhile, has expressed doubts about global warming on social media and said in a speech this year that he would “cancel” the climate deal if elected.
Those comments have raised concerns in other countries about whether the U.S. would ignore its commitments under the agreement — or withdraw from it completely — if Trump were elected.
Asked about Trump’s remarks on the Paris deal, China’s top climate negotiator Xie Zhenhua said “a wise leader” should conform to global development trends.