News Digest Item
01 Jun 2017

“Basically irrelevant”

Zeit Online

As long as Donald Trump is president of the US, it is “basically irrelevant” whether or not his country remains a party to the Paris Climate Agreement, development economist Stephan Klasen says on Zeit Online. Even if the US remained within the treaty, “Trump has made clear he has no interest in reducing emissions in climate-harming sectors,” Klasen argues. But remaining would be the better option for a post-Trump era, “because the US would take its responsibilities seriously again and could join efforts to further develop” the agreement, Klasen says.

Find the article in German here.

See the CLEW article German reactions to reports on US withdrawal from Paris Agreement for more information.

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