Professor French discusses climate change & President-elect Trump

Professor Duncan French, Head of Lincoln Law School and Professor of International Law, was interviewed recently on BBC radio about the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the implications of the election of President-elect Trump.

Discussing the issue on Paul Hudson’s weather show, Professor French highlighted the significant implications for a Trump presidency for the Paris Agreement. If the US were to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, while it would not (at least immediately) jeopardise the agreement as a legally binding treaty on other States, it would have a profound effect on the international community’s ability to meet the temperature goal of keeping global temperature below the 2 degrees C increase on post-industrial levels.