Will the US shrug off global responsibility on climate change?


Published on Apr 1, 2017

US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday rolling back key Obama-era greenhouse gas regulations. These aimed at cutting US emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030, in line with pledges in the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. Is it acceptable for the US to shrug off this global responsibility to address climate change? What can the rest of the world do in the fight against climate change? Liu Xin was joined by Dr. Daniel Schrag, director of Harvard University’s Center for the Environment in Boston, and Wu Changhua, Asia director of Third Industrial Revolution Consulting, a Washington DC-based think tank.


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