The Trump administration’s decision to abandon the Paris Agreement was no surprise. The world, U.S. cities, and U.S. businesses are already moving on, with or without DC’s leadership.
The Americas has a lot at stake in the U.S. remaining in the Paris Agreement. Latin America and Caribbean countries and Canada should convince it to do so.
If President Trump abandons the global fight against climate change, it could leave Latin America more vulnerable to the effects of climate change and governments politically exposed.
The entry into force of the Paris Agreement this week provides an opportunity for Latin America to capitalize on its advantages in renewable energy. But only if policy and investment line up with the agreement’s ambitious goals.