UNFCCC: Developments in the United States, By Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa

Note: This text is a reflection by Patricia Espinosa for staff working at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Change (UNFCCC)

The new US administration announced this week that it will be reviewing America’s Clean Power Plan, domestic legislation brought in by the previous administration in 2015 aimed at reducing US power sector emissions and increasing renewable energy production.

The review comes shortly after the new US administration also submitted its first budget to Congress covering a wide range of areas from defense to education and including changes in funding for the US Environmental Protection Agency.

These two announcements form part of well publicized election pledges made by the new President during last year’s campaign. ...

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