The new dynamics of global energy: A conversation with IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol
Discussion | Climate Change: India, the US, and beyond in the late 2017 World
Discussion | Scaling of RE in India – What’s real, what’s missing?
[On the Paris Agreement] The most important piece of good news, and it wasn't a foregone conclusion, is that other countries have stayed in and doubled down on their general determination not to walk away, not to let the US 'cancel' the agreement.
[On the US Paris Agreement withdrawal] It’s good news that other countries haven’t walked away. The less positive part is that it has been very damaging for the US. In the absence of the US, we are seeing some countries try to pull back on what was agreed to in Paris. When you have the largest historical emitter not part of the deal, that is obviously not good.
[Of the Paris Agreement] It's really damaging for the U.S. to be on the way out.
I don’t want to see the Paris Agreement roll off the tracks. That’s not in the interests of the United States.