In her blog, Kateřina Davidová analyzes the impact of Trump's victory in the US presidential elections on the future of the Paris Agreement.
In her blog, Kateřina Davidová analyzes the impact of Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential elections on the future of the Paris Agreement.
The greatest problem that can bring the laboriously gained global efforts down lies in Trump’s utter unpredictability and untrustworthiness.
Due to the lack of an overarching supranational body, which would possess the capacity and legitimacy to enforce what has been agreed upon in major global deals such as the Kyoto Protocol or now the Paris Agreement, the key element upon which they are built is mutual trust.
The new world, of which Trump is the high representative, is defined by renewed emphasis on tribal self-interest, trade protectionism and exclusive rather than inclusive vision of nations.
The election of Trump could be seen not as a disaster for climate, but instead as a useful impetus for more profound changes pertaining to how climate regulations are enforced – using Trump’s own policy.
The full article is available on BlogActiv.eu.
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