International Environmental Law

A Two-Step Climate Plan for Trump to Address U.S. Obligations

, New York Law Journal


International Environmental Law columnist Stephen L. Kass reviews the legal and "moral" obligations of the United States under the 1992 U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement and summarizes the multiple reasons why the United States must not simply walk away from those obligations. It then proposes a two-part climate plan that the Trump administration could undertake to meet those commitments without relying on the Obama Clean Power Plan that Trump pledged to rescind and without asking for continuing Congressional appropriations to help developing countries adapt to climate change.

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