Disapproval of climate policy dismantlement: A comparative analysis of international public opinion on Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate change regime

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When Trump was elected as US President and given the opportunity to implement his campaign promise of withdrawing the country from international climate change agreements, it sparked fears of a knock-on effect of non-commitment from other states that could result in the Paris Agreement’s dismantlement. This article examines public opinion – which often influences governments’ policy decisions – collected in early 2017 in 38 countries on his proposed withdrawal from international climate change agreements. On top of important individual-level predictors, disapproval of his proposal was higher in liberal democracies and countries that depend less on fossil fuels for electricity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Early online date8 Nov 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Nov 2023

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