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A retreat from the Paris climate pact would imperil US interests
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A retreat from the Paris climate pact would imperil US interests

Author Gwynne Taraska stresses the importance of the United States' participation in the Paris Agreement and emphasizes the nation's role in encouraging participation from both developed and developing countries.

The Trump administration is expected to soon decide whether the U.S. should remain in the Paris Agreement, a global pact to curb climate change that took effect last year. During his campaign, Trump famously said that he would “cancel’ the agreement.

Meanwhile, his advisors have been divided on the issue. The arguments for withdrawing from the Paris Agreement rely on misinformation and propaganda. In reality, the agreement advances U.S. interests — and a wide-ranging coalition of stakeholders consequently supports the pact.

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Gwynne Taraska

Director, International Climate Policy