United States Climate Policy

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IGES Climate and Energy Area has gathered responses and comments from national and local governments, international organisations, leading companies/industry associations, NGOs, think tanks, etc. on the decision of the US to withdraw from the Paris Agreement announced by President Donald J. Trump on 1 June 2017 and compiled them into one tabulated...

Working Paper

In 2009, President Barack Obama and a majority Democratic 111th Congress came to office in a favorable position to enact federal climate legislation. But less than two years later prospects for passing that legislation dimmed considerably. Most explanations for this turn of events fault 1) institutional rules requiring bills receive a 60-vote supra...

Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.5 No.1
Nigel Purvisa

Convincing the United States to mitigate its greenhouse gas emissions is critical to spurring a stronger and more durable international response to climate change. This paper focuses on current US action on climate change and the potential for future US emissions targets in both domestic and international arenas. Five topics are covered: (1) the...