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Ben Geman Jun 7
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The U.S. role in future U.N. climate meetings

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Looking forward: a big question is what role the U.S. will play in United Nations-led climate change talks during the multi-year process to withdraw from the Paris agreement.

  • The State Department has only addressed this in broad and vague terms.
  • A State Department official told Axios: "The United States will remain a party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and will participate in international climate change meetings consistent with its national interests," referring to the 1992 treaty that the U.S. is not leaving.
  • The White House has said it would seek to renegotiate the Paris agreement, although there's no indication of any appetite for that internationally.