3 WAYS TRUMP CAN RIP UP THE UN PARIS CLIMATE DEAL
There are three ways the U.S. can exit Paris, each producing very different policy and potential climate outcomes:
- Trump could simply announce that he’s pulling the U.S. out of the deal, which would trigger a 3-year withdrawal process, during which time Trump would be allowed to change his mind.
- Or Trump could declare the Paris deal a treaty, which would then require two-thirds of the Senate to vote in support of it, and Senate Republicans would not let that happen.
- The third and most radical option would be a withdrawal from the deal that underpins the Paris deal, the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the treaty that sets the parameters on how other agreements, from the Kyoto Protocol to the Paris agreement, are to be negotiated.