In a first, Micronesia is taking the Czech Republic to court to challenge a planned refit of a large coal-fired power plant. It wants the plant closed to halt the plant’s emissions of greenhouse gases that Micronesia claims threaten its existence. Greenpeace is supporting Micronesia’s complaint.
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