Nicaragua to join Paris climate accord, leaving US and Syria isolated


Vice-president Rosario Murillo calls global pact ‘the only instrument we have’ to address climate change as coalition of outsiders shrinks to two

Nicaragua is set to join the Paris climate agreement, according to an official statement and comments from vice-president Rosario Murillo on Monday, in a move that leaves the United States and Syria as the only nations outside the global pact.

Nicaragua has already presented the relevant documents at the United Nations, Murillo, who is also first lady, said on local radio on Monday.

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