Questions tagged [paris-agreement]

The Paris Agreement is a framework, spearheaded by the UN, about how individual countries will combat pollution and climate change. Use this tag for questions related to the politics of the agreement.

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Have congressional Republicans taken a position on whether they will give “consent” to the United States Climate Alliance as an interstate compact?

The United States Climate Alliance is an effort by state governments to support the Paris Climate Accord and help reduce emissions in the United States. There is however a constitutional problem with ...
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Could the USA rejoin the Paris Climate Accord?

Could the USA rejoin the Paris Climate Accord in the future, now that it has withdrawn from them? If they are able to re-join, will they have to 'catch up' to meet the terms of the agreement? And ...
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Since the Paris Agreement wasn't ratified by the Senate, did it ever have any legal power within the US?

It's already been discussed if Trump can withdraw from the Paris agreement. In one of the answers @Brythan mentions the following: In order to be binding in the United States (US), a treaty must be ...
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What does the US Withdrawing from the Paris Accords actually do to US Law? [duplicate]

I hear a lot of people complaining and worrying that it means the US will now destroy the environment. I have heard others that said it meant absolutely nothing because the accord was not a treaty ...
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Is the California-China environmental agreement legal under the Logan Act?

Since the controversial withdraw from the Paris agreement, California has taken it upon themselves to sign an agreement with China to continue green technology development. The Logan Act of 1799 ...
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Are there any Economic/Political Sanctions for withdrawing from Paris agreement?

Is it likely that the E.U. and China and other countries would impose economic and/or political sanctions on The United States of America for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, and under ...
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When will the US effectively exit from Paris Agreement?

When the COP21 was signed, a lock was added binding the countries entering it for 4 years, counting from November 4, 2016. Commitments from other countries push accord forward and is set to be ...
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What was the point of the Paris Climate Agreement if all targets are self-determined and non-binding?

So from reading the answers in this question, it seems the Paris Climate Agreement was basically non-binding with no actual consequences and in addition, the targets are set by the host countries ...
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What are Trump's incentives for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement?

Donald Trump has been a pretty strong advocate for repealing and undoing rules & regulations aiming to cut climate change, however recently the New York Times and Axios have reported that Trump is ...
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Could California Ratify the Paris Agreement?

While not a member of the UN itself, the implementation of AB 32 effectively satisfies all the requirements of the Paris Agreement. The state, being so large, contributes to 6.61% of the US emissions,...
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Can Trump undo the UN climate change agreement (Paris Agreement)?

Trump has just won the elections. Can he somehow stop the US from participating in the UN COP21 climate change agreement (which was already signed formally by the US)? Also I've read here that To ...
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Who didn't sign the Paris climate change agreement?

According to many news outlets, most, but not every nation has agreed to the terms of the Paris agreement. Which didn't? Is there a public list of all signees?
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Full List of Countries participating in the UN COP 21 in Paris

Does anyone have a full list of countries who took part in the UN Climate Change Conference? I know that it where about 150. Would find it interesting who exactly where involved. On top about 200 ...