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November 24, 2015

United States
Would a Paris Climate Deal Be Legally Binding on the U.S.?

The Obama administration has other methods to pursue a binding international agreement on climate change in Paris that fall short of a treaty, says CFR’s John B. Bellinger III.

April 20, 2016

Global
Global Climate Policy After Paris

As countries prepare to sign the landmark Paris climate accord, the work to reduce global carbon emissions is only beginning, says CFR’s Michael Levi.

November 14, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Countering Extremism After the Paris Attacks

The Islamic State’s attack on Paris demonstrate that both Europe and the United States need to commit to winning the ideological war against extremism with renewed vigor, says CFR’s Farah Pandith.

September 19, 2014

Global
Can Summit Spur Climate Policy Changes?

While the UN climate summit will not deliver binding commitments to cut carbon emissions, real action on climate policy is occurring on the domestic front, says CFR’s Michael Levi.

May 4, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
How Sanctions Decision Could Jeopardize the Iran Agreement

Iran could restart aspects of its nuclear program if President Trump declines to renew sanctions waivers this month, leaving major powers with few options for monitoring or restricting it.

President Trump speaks about the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House in October 2017.

August 12, 2009

United States
The Future of U.S. Climate Policy

Eileen Claussen, president of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change, says U.S. domestic climate legislation might pass in 2010, after Congress deals with health care reform. But a global climate ag…

November 18, 2010

Climate Change
Reinforcing Climate Promises in Cancun

Key technical, political, and legal issues remain unresolved ahead of the UN climate talks in Cancun. CFR’s Michael Levi says the best outcome would be to firm up the Copenhagen Accord commitments on…

September 21, 2009

India
India’s Climate Change Forecast

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh says India plans to outline unilateral greenhouse gas emissions cuts soon. But he says rich states must commit to greater cuts of their own before developing countr…

July 10, 2009

United States
Obama’s Summits: Gradual Steps With Russia, Climate Change

CFR’s Charles A. Kupchan says President Obama’s summit meetings have advanced relations with Russia and consensus with industrialized states on climate change but that difficult work is ahead on both…

May 19, 2008

Climate Change
Intelligent Financial Engineering Needed for Climate Deal

Yvo de Boer, head of the UN Framework on Climate Change Convention, says “intelligent financing” for green technologies is key to a good climate change agreement.