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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…

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

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

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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December 4, 2015

Climate Change
Stewart Patrick: Combating Climate Change Beyond Paris

The UN climate talks in Paris are just one part of the international climate policy regime, write Stewart Patrick, director of the Program on International Institutions and Global Governance, and Res…

November 23, 2015

International Organizations
Paris is Just One Piece of the Climate Change Puzzle

Coauthored with Naomi Egel, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Next week’s Paris meeting on climate change—offici…

The Eiffel Tower is seen at sunset in Paris, France, on November 22, 2015.

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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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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December 15, 2015

China
China and Climate Change: Three Things to Watch After Paris

China is the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, so it is not surprising that Beijing’s every statement on the issue is swallowed, digested, and regurgitated by the rest of the world. My col…

Xi Jinping Paris Climate Talks Agreement