US elections put climate laws in the hot seat


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US elections put climate laws in the hot seat

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  1. Jennifer Munnings
7 min read

The 2024 US presidential election campaigns are well underway and climate policy has come under fire as a contentious issue in the Trump versus Biden standoff. The 2024 contest has gained the moniker the “climate election” as the world attempts to determine what will happen if climate policies are reversed.

Regardless of whether Biden or Trump triumphs, the US is expected to miss its climate targets under the Paris Agreement. However, the shortfall under a Trump presidency will almost decidedly set a ‘below 2ºC’ scenario out of reach.

This 9fin feature explores the implications of a Biden or Trump presidency on key sectors at risk to the effects of climate change and investor response to the politicisation of climate risk.

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