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EU Climate Action and Implications for the United States [Updated May 26, 2020]   [open pdf - 466KB]

From the Document: "The European Union (EU) has sought to play a leading role on international climate action for decades. The EU and the United States worked closely to negotiate the 2015 Paris Agreement (PA) to combat greenhouse gas (GHG)-induced climate change. The EU opposed President Trump's 2017 decision to withdraw the United States from the PA. The current 27-member EU and the United Kingdom (UK)--which withdrew from the EU in January 2020--remain committed to the PA and to more robust climate action. Although the U.S. withdrawal is scheduled to take effect in November 2020, some Members of Congress are interested in the possible geostrategic and economic implications of climate change and mitigation efforts."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11431
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2020-05-26
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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