The Paris Agreement will survive President Trump

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Associate Professor Thomas Hale writes a piece about the strengths of the Paris Agreement, even though the new US President is likely to "do enormous damage".

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States is a disaster for our climate and everything under it. But thanks to the Paris Agreement and the broader arrangements around it, the coming of Trump will not be as bad as it might have been. The Paris system’s flexibility makes it resilient in ways more traditional international regimes (like trade agreements or NATO) will come to envy under President Trump.