US election leaves EU isolated on climate policy

This week’s US mid-term elections have left Europe more isolated on climate policy. Dave Keating explores the political implications of the Republican surge for America, the EU and for global negotiations.

It was clear from the moment that the results rolled in Tuesday night – the US climate bill is dead. President Barack Obama put the final nail in the coffin the following day when he acknowledged that the massive Republican election victory that put the opposition in control of the House of Representatives means there will be no US climate bill in the foreseeable future.

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