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The Paris Agreement, Five Years Later: What research says about future directions

by Emily Jack-Scott, Aspen Global Change Institute

December 2020 Quarterly Research Review

This year the UNFCCC was forced to postpone COP26 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of November 2020 serving as a five-year anniversary of progress, it was marked by the U.S.’s official withdrawal from the Agreement under the Trump Administration. However, President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to rejoin the Paris Agreement within his first months, if not days, in office. What exactly does the U.S. stand to gain by rejoining the Paris Agreement? Recent research reviews progress to date, and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for member countries.

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Published Date: 
December 15, 2020
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