Is Trump's Paris Withdrawal a Major Climate Setback?

Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts

The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words "Paris Agreement is Done," to celebrate the Paris U.N. COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, November 2016.  Jacky Naegelen / REUTERS

Debate Statement

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement will have a significant negative impact on global efforts to combat climate change.

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