Writing in Nature Energy, Jason Bordoff argues that the Trump administration’s domestic plans would have curtailed the nation’s climate action even if it had stayed in the Paris Agreement. Yet, the decision to leave the agreement undermines US international energy and climate leadership and the prospects of ramping up global climate policy ambition.
This article was originally published in Nature Energy (25 AUGUST 2017 | VOLUME: 2 | ARTICLE NUMBER: 171455). It is posted here in full with permission.
Rising debt levels and the ravages wrought by climate change present acute threats to achieving sustainable development goals in emerging market and developing economies.