Luke Kemp, of the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University, wrote in a commentary for Nature that “withdrawal is unlikely to change U.S. emissions” because “U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are disconnected from international legal obligations.” He added, however, that this could hamper efforts to mitigate climate change if the United States ceases to contribute to the Green Climate Fund. Kemp said the impact of a U.S. exit could be good or bad for the Paris agreement, because “an unseraunted American president can do more damage inside than outside the agreement.” Finally, “a withdrawal could also make the United States a climate pariah and provide China and the EU with a unique opportunity to take control of the climate regime and significantly strengthen their international reputation and soft power.”  On the other hand, there is the belief that China is not in a position to take control of the climate regime and that it should instead “help rebuild global leadership by replacing the Sino-Chinese G2 partnership with a climate 5 (C5) partnership comprising China, the EU, India, Brazil and South Africa.”  After the election of Donald Trump, Participants in the climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco, told Ecosystem Marketplace that cities and states would fill all the leadership gaps that would open up in Washington, and many repeated their views on the Bionic Planet Podcast, available on iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher and here: the same nations that ask us to participate in the agreement are the countries that cost billions of dollars to the United States through difficult business practices. in many cases, lax contributions to our critical military alliance. You see what`s going on. It`s pretty obvious to those who want to keep an open mind. Ben Grumbles, a climate adviser to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, told me that the Alliance has shown that some multi-party efforts – such as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, a carbon trading market among Northeastern countries – are popular and work. He said Maryland had recently committed to a no-emissions electricity system by 2040.
The Trump administration has continued its campaign to systematically reduce U.S. federal climate policy. The government has adopted a new rule on motor vehicle fuel efficiency to reduce Obama-era vehicle standards, revise standards for energy efficiency devices, and weaken rules on mercury releases from coal and oil power plants. The Trump administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has suspended enforcement of environmental legislation in response to the pandemic. These flashbacks are only the latest in a series of policy reversals. However, many states oppose backtracking that face legal challenges. Whoever wins the U.S. presidential election, the United States officially withdraws from the Paris climate agreement on November 4.