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New climate leadership: "yes, we can ... after all" - the United States is caught between international ambitions and domestic challenges

Neue Führung in der Klimapolitik : "yes, we can - after all": die USA zwischen internationalem Anspruch und nationalen Herausforderungen

Dröge, Susanne; Thielges, Sonja

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Corporate Editor Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik -SWP- Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit
Abstract In a push for climate protection in the US, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new CO2 emission limits for power plants. This is the next step in President Barack Obama's agenda on tackling climate change and the measures taken by the US administration are highly pertinent in the run-up to a new UN climate agreement in 2015. In June at the Bonn climate talks, the American push was welcomed. At the latest G7 summit a new climate deal was supported as well, and the US took the lead in bringing the issue forward. The EU has to balance its role as a key partner for developing countries under the UN framework with increasing its influence on key negotiators to promote climate protection as a global goal. (author's abstract)
Keywords United States of America; climate protection; climate policy; international agreement; energy policy; EU; Federal Republic of Germany
Classification Special areas of Departmental Policy; International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
City Berlin
Page/Pages 4 p.
Series SWP Comments, 34/2014
ISSN 1861-1761
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications