A Paris Progress Report

In June 2017, President Trump announced his plan to withdraw the country from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, claiming it disadvantaged the United States. The symbolism of the American government’s retreat overshadowed the reality that the U.S. business community has embraced a low-carbon future. “We committed under Paris to do nothing we weren’t gonna do anyway and that we aren’t doing anyway,” says former Sierra Club chairman Carl Pope. Many countries have also reaffirmed their commitments to the Paris agreement. But how much progress has really been made, both at home and abroad? Guests: Gil Duran, Former Spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein Bill Hare, Founder and CEO, Climate Analytics Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis Graduate School of Management Carl Pope Former Executive Director, Sierra Club Jim Sweeney, Director, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, Stanford University Portions of this program were recorded at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

by Climate One