Rising uncertainties about the Climate Regime

Autore: Jaime de Melo, FERDI

The Paris Agreement, which entered into force only on November 4, is already in jeopardy, amidst rumours that the US might pull out, which could lead to a reduction in efforts by China and others. The Paris Agreement is really the first important step taken to limit temperature increase, and, as highlighted in the e-book “Towards a Workable and Effective Climate Regime,” by Scott Barrett, Carlo Carraro, and myself last year, it must meet two conditions that look increasingly difficult to attain. Meeting these conditions will be difficult for reasons related to science and to the US election outcome.