publication . Article . 2017

U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Reasons, impacts, and China's response

Hai-Bin Zhang; Han-Cheng Dai; Hua-Xia Lai; Wen-Tao Wang;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2017 Journal: Advances in Climate Change Research (issn: 1674-9278, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: KeAi
Abstract Applying qualitative and quantitative methods, this article explains the driving forces behind U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, assesses the impacts of this withdrawal on the compliance prospects of the agreement, and proposes how China should respond. The withdrawal undercuts the foundation of global climate governance and upsets the process of climate cooperation, and the impacts are manifold. The withdrawal undermines the universality of the Paris Agreement and impairs states' confidence in climate cooperation; it aggravates the leadership deficit in addressing global climate issues and sets a bad precedent...
free text keywords: U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, Compliance, Global climate governance, China, Meteorology. Climatology, QC851-999, Social sciences (General), H1-99
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