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The G20’s Time for Climate Leadership

Authors : Teresa RiberaWith / 20th of April 2017

"[...] Trump’s climate-change policy does not bode well for US citizens—many of whom are now mobilizing resistance to his administration—or the world. But the rest of the world will still develop low-carbon, resilient systems. [...] To be sure, Trump’s policies might introduce new dangers and costs, domestically and worldwide; but he will not succeed in prolonging the fossil-fuel era. [...] Still, an effective US exit from the Paris agreement is a menacing development. The absence of such an important player from the fight against climate change could undermine new forms of multilateralism, even if it reinvigorates climate activism as global public opinion turns against the US. [...]"

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