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U.S. is formally out of the Paris climate agreement

Nov 4, 2020
Slowing climate change and adapting to it requires cross-border cooperation, even though many costs will be local.
Greenpeace activists painted "No coal no Trump" on the side of a coal ship leaving Texas in 2017 after Trump said he would pull out of the Paris climate agreement.
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EU to press for Green New Deal of its own in Madrid

Dec 3, 2019
The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, is planning to announce what she calls a “European Green New Deal."
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
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Climate alliance states have significant leverage

Jul 18, 2017
Following withdrawal from Paris accord, states take the lead on emissions targets.
California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during an energy policy conference in Beijing in June.

California needs electric cars and it wants China's help to get them

Jun 6, 2017
As President Trump announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement, California Gov. Jerry Brown headed to China. Among his goals? To encourage China’s progress on electric vehicles, because California will need a lot more of those to meet its climate change goals. Click the audio player above to hear the […]

What now for climate change in the US?

Jun 2, 2017
President Trump has withdrawn the U.S from the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Obama administration had ratified it along with 147 other countries back in 2015; it was a landmark deal, with 190 countries agreeing to some of its components. So what now for the U.S. on climate change? Scott Tong from our Sustainability […]

Does it matter if the US doesn’t lead on climate change policy?

Jun 1, 2017
President Trump says we’re withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and other countries are pledging to fill the gap.
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Businesses will keep cutting carbon despite the US withdrawal from the Paris accord

May 31, 2017
Businesses, including Dow and Proctor & Gamble, have vowed to continue fighting climate change. So how much does the Paris agreement matter then?
The One World Trade Center in New York City is illuminated with green light on June 1 at the direction of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord.


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Big Coal: an unlikely advocate to stay in the Paris climate agreement

Apr 18, 2017
Senior Trump administration officials cancelled a meeting today to talk about whether the U.S. will stay committed to its emissions targets under the Paris climate agreement. Trump has promised to take the U.S. out of agreement. A surprising group wants America to stay in: coal executives. The nation’s three biggest coal companies would rather the […]

Trump has to do little to keep his climate promises

Nov 10, 2016
He's promised to roll back the fight against global warming and unleash coal, oil and natural gas.
Protesters rally about climate change outside the White House in Washington, DC on November 29, 2015.