US not yet ratified Paris Agreement, but everyone thinks they have
The United Nations Climate Conference in Marrkesch, otherwise known as COP22 wrapped up at the end of November this year, with some of the world’s largest carbon emitting countries still not having ratified their targets detemined at last years summit.
Former US President Barrack Obama came out saying in September that the US’ nationally determined emissions reductions target would be ratified, but for that to pass through in legislation two-thirds of the US Senate has to approve it – which they have not yet done.
Ian McGregor is a Professor in the University of Technology Sydney Business School and regular attendee of the UN Climate Conferences and came on Think: Sustainability to talk how likely America will ratify the Paris Agreement under a Trump presidency.
Produced by Jake Morcom.