PARIS, March 29 Laurent Fabius, the French
politician who chaired talks on a landmark, global climate
change deal in 2015, on Wednesday denounced moves by U.S.
President Donald Trump to undo Obama-era climate change
"The initial decisions from the new U.S. president's
administration concerning the battle against global warming
constitute a very serious step backwards," Fabius said in a
Fabius added that such moves were contrary to measures
adopted in the December 2015 agreement, known as the COP21
On Tuesday, Trump signed an order to scrap those Obama-era
climate change regulations, keeping a campaign promise to
support the coal industry and calling into question U.S. support
for an international deal to fight global warming.
(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Richard Balmforth)