As the U.S. announces it is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, Matthew Hoffmann argues it had already abandoned leadership on climate change. That’s why other countries — such as Canada and China — and corporations need to step up.
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Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs
Matthew Hoffmann is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, Scarborough and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. He is the author of the books Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto and Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response. He also is a co-author on a recent collaborative book Transnational Climate Change Governance. His current collaborative research project explores the development of Political Pathways to Decarbonization.
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The climate change conversation needs to focus not only on emission targets but also on fostering a ‘just transition’ for the Canadian and global economy, argues Matthew Hoffmann.