Donald Trump has called anthropogenic climate change a hoax and has said he would “rip up” the 2015 Paris Agreement. He has also threatened to cut off US funding for international climate finance programs meant to help poorer countries achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation. Such a policy shift could call into question the rich world’s ability to provide developing nations with $100 billion per year in climate finance by 2020, as stipulated in the Paris Agreement. With Trump now in the White House, the Bulletin has asked experts from a number of countries to assess the likely impact on the developing world of Trump’s climate finance policies—and on the worldwide effort to keep global warming within tolerable levels.
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