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
Journal Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
Early online date8 Nov 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Nov 2023

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