Environment & Climate Change

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Discussion Paper - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Economic Implications of Carbon-Tariff Conflicts

    Authors:
  • Christoph Böhringer
  • Thomas F. Rutherford
| August 2017

Authors Christoph Böhringer and Thomas Rutherford evaluate the efficacy of imposing carbon tariffs on U.S. imports as an alternative to U.S. participation in the Paris Agreement. The authors warn that carbon tariffs on the United States could lead to a tariff war that ultimately hurts China, in particular, and the European Union more than the United States.

John Kerry talks with Ban Ki-moon during the Caring for Climate Business Forum

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Analysis & Opinions - Harvard Project on Climate Agreements

Climate-Change Policy Webcast with Professor Robert Stavins

| July 19, 2017

Professor Robert N. Stavins, A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School, will conduct a 45-minute webcast on the current state of climate-change policy on July 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM EDT. To learn more and register, please sign up here:

https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a9TK3L3x3zhxmuh

Angel of Independence monument, lit up in green in Mexico City

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Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Affairs

Why Trump Pulled the U.S. Out of the Paris Accord

| June 05, 2017

"...Trump's decision to withdraw the nation from the Paris climate agreement was not based on science or sound economics, but on a confused, misguided, and simply dishonest desire to score some short-term political points with his voters. What he sacrifices in the long term will be immensely more difficult for the country to win back at the ballot box: authority, credibility, and influence."

The 2014 People's Climate Change March on August 21, 2014 at the Trump International Hotel and Tower at 1 Central Park West at West 61st Street in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.

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Analysis & Opinions - Bloomberg View

How Trump Is Surrendering America's Soft Power

| June 02, 2017

President Donald Trump's decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris climate agreementis yet another manifestation -- alongside the budget submitted to Congress and the president's speech at NATO headquarters in Brussels -- of how he continues to see U.S. interests as narrowly economic, and U.S. influence as exerted solely through hard power.

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News - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Faculty React to President's Call to Withdraw from UN Climate Agreement

    Editor:
  • Doug Gavel
| June 02, 2017

President Donald Trump announced yesterday (June 1, 2017) that the United States will withdraw from the landmark international climate change agreement reached by 195 countries in Paris in December 2015. The president stated that the agreement threatens U.S. economic interests and American sovereignty. The announcement was denounced by Belfer Center faculty members Nicholas Burns, John P. Holdren, Meghan O'Sullivan, Cristine Russell, and Robert Stavins, and by the Kennedy School's David Gergen.

 Coal-fired Plant Scherer

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Analysis & Opinions - WGBH News

Goodbye Paris, Hello Nicaragua: Why Trump's Withdrawl From The Climate Accord Is Bad For America

| June 02, 2017

"Trump's decision is a remarkable rebuke to heads of state around the world, as well as corporate leaders in the United States, and some key senior officials within his own administration. The idea, as the president mentioned, is to save jobs, but removing ourselves from this hard-won climate agreement will have no meaningful impact on employment. Those much talked about coal jobs are not coming back."

Participants at the COP22 climate conference stage a public show of support for climate negotiations and Paris agreement

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Analysis & Opinions - Woods Hole Research Center

Paris Withdrawal Would Be Closer To 'America Last' Than 'America First'

| May 31, 2017

The Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC) posted statements by WHRC President Dr. Philip Duffy and WHRC Senior Advisor Dr. John P. Holdren, who is also co-directs the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program, on the consequences of U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.