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Donald Trump has previously claimed that he would ‘cancel’ US support from the Paris Agreement were he to become President. Do you think Mr Trump will attempt to follow through on these claims? Is it possible within the framework of the US legislative and judicial system?
The US has agreed and ratified the Paris agreement as of 3 September 2016. Would this prevent Mr Trump from pulling out or even attempting to make alterations?
The climate agreement allows countries, within reason, to decide what their cutting emissions will be. Could Mr Trump, therefore, ignore, delay or even reverse US national policy?
If Mr Trump does attempt to thwart or undermine the Paris Agreement, how do you think this will affect other countries, such as India and China? Could the new US stance alter these countries’ commitments?
Does the US have any other significant environmental policies that may now be under threat, such as the Clean Power Plan?
Has the Marrakesh climate conference included any discussion as to the US position on climate change?
What are the wider implications of Mr Trump’s election for the future of climate change? What other significant issues do you see arising?
Interviewed by Julian Sayarer. The views expressed by our Legal Analysis interviewees are not necessarily those of the proprietor.