President-elect Biden is expected to initiate the process of rejoining the Paris Agreement on Inauguration Day. But the hard part will be coming up with a quantitative statement of how and by how much U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases will be reduced over time.
Robert N. Stavins is the A. J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, a university fellow of Resources for the Future and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The author can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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