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United States Scales Back Participation in Climate Talks

United Nations climate negotiators are meeting this week in Bonn, Germany, to continue hashing out the rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The United States, which in previous years has sent some of the largest delegations to the U.N. climate talks, is sending just seven individuals this year, Climate Home reports. For comparison, France and China both sent nearly six times as many representatives.

The White House is expected to make an announcement tomorrow about whether or not the U.S. will remain in the Paris Agreement, but participation in this week's talks does not mean the U.S. is less likely to withdraw from the accord. "Our participation should not be taken as an indication of the outcome of our ongoing review," a spokesperson for the Department of State told Climate Home.