"MARRAKESH, Morocco -- There is 'no turning back' from a global accord to combat climate change, Morocco's foreign minister said on the eve of U.N. talks in Marrakesh amid fears that Donald Trump will try to pull out if he wins the U.S. presidency.
The number of countries that have ratified the 2015 Paris Agreement to slow global warming by shifting from fossil fuels has risen to 100 nations in recent days, including OPEC's top oil producer Saudi Arabia, the United Nations said.
The U.S. election is casting a shadow over the meeting of officials from almost 200 nations in Marrakesh from Nov. 7-18 to work on ways to implement pledges made in Paris to adopt cleaner energies such as wind and solar power."
Alister Doyle reports for Reuters November 6, 2016.
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