The title of this Copenhagen retrospective at Economist.com says it all, although many would disagree with the judgement. The accord sets no targets, and requires no action from anyone. It’s not clear if more talks will flesh it out. The process was ‘fractious and unproductive’ but it did produce a deal, however minimal.
The Impact of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in the United States
The United States, under the Obama administration, joined the Paris Agreement in 2015 and committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. However, in June 2017, the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the agreement (Shear). In April 2021, President Joe