The US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement: What lies ahead and who fills the vacuum?

Authors

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sameer Kumar Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Abstract

Today, the US pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement, citing that it would undermine its
economy, take away jobs, pose litigation risks, and put the US in a permanent disadvantageous
position vis-a-vis other countries. By doing so, President Trump was fulfilling his election
promise to support the nation’s coal industry, and had the Trump administration not exited the
accord, it would have come into imminent direct conflict with the promise he made to the
people during the campaign. Hence, the exit was expected.

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Published

2021-09-01

How to Cite

Kumar, S. (2021). The US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement: What lies ahead and who fills the vacuum?. AEI INSIGHTS, 4(1), 81–82. Retrieved from https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/AEIINSIGHTS/article/view/31662