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April 22, 2016

Climate Change
What Comes After the Paris Climate Agreement?

More than one hundred leaders are in New York today to sign the Paris climate agreement. CFR.org interviewed me on the agreement, what’s happened since it was signed, and where multilateral climate e…

December 12, 2015

Climate Change
Two Cheers for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

LE BOURGET, FRANCE – The Paris climate summit (also known as COP 21) has adopted a new “Paris Agreement”. The agreement has the potential to mark a laudable and historic shift in how the world negoti…

May 10, 2019

Climate Change
A Federalist U.S. Approach to Remaining in the Paris Climate Accord

A version of this blog was originally published at The Hill website. Guest blogger Daniel Scheitrum, assistant professor, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Arizona, cont…

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) speaks to Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Sen. Lisa Murkowski.

December 17, 2015

Energy and Environment
Why the Paris Agreement Is Good News for Women and Girls

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to the advancement of women and U.S. foreign policy interests. This ar…

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June 16, 2017

Climate Change
The United States Left the Paris Agreement. Good.

President Trump has announced the United States will leave the Paris climate agreement. It just might save the deal. 

President Trump announces U.S. exit from Paris Agreement

May 13, 2019

Global Governance
How the Paris Agreement Model Could Help Ward Off the Next Mass Extinction

Biodiversity is declining faster than at any time in human history. A bankrupt biosphere, however, is not yet destiny. To reverse course, nations must take a page from the Paris Agreement on climate …

A boy carries a dog as he stands after a Peruvian police operation to destroy illegal gold mining camps in the southern Amazon region of Madre de Dios on July 14, 2015.

November 30, 2015

Climate Change
Does the Paris Climate Summit Matter?

The much-anticipated Paris climate summit opens today in Paris. But does it matter? The answer isn’t obvious. Any Paris agreement will include only voluntary emissions-cutting goals. And scientists…

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August 7, 2019

Climate Change
Sunk Coast Fallacy: How Island Nations Should Approach Climate Diplomacy

Pacific island nations under threat from rising sea levels can translate geopolitical competition in the region into climate action.

Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga delivers remarks at UN Headquarters in New York on April 22, 2016.

September 9, 2016

India
India, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and the Paris Climate Accord

The Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Hangzhou brought big news: U.S.-China ratification of the Paris climate agreement, heralded as an important sign of “climate change cooperation.” The world’s two l…

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August 7, 2017

United States
California Seizes Climate Leadership After Trump Abandons Paris Accord

In an article recently published by Foreign Affairs, I examine how California has demonstrated its growing influence on the international stage as the United States under President Donald J. Trump ha…

California Governor Jerry Brown meets with Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang