Paris Agreement is not ‘renegotiable’

The Paris Agreement was almost three decades in the making. It was designed for maximum flexibility and universal participation. It even allows countries to adjust their climate plans based on national circumstances. If the US wishes to change its contribution, that would be unfortunate but is its prerogative. Renegotiating the entire agreement, however, is not practical and could be a setback from which we never recover.”

– Thoriq Ibrahim, Environment and Energy Minister for the Maldives and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States