Trump’s asking price for Paris: unknown

“Until such time as the Trump administration is more clear about what it means, there won’t be a lot of efforts by the international community to read his mind about what it will take to make the president like the Paris agreement,” says Nigel Purvis, who worked on climate at the State Department under Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and later advised Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.

However, there’s little to suggest that the administration is putting more meat on the bones of its policy.

“There’s no real evidence that they are actively pursuing that theoretical opening that the president provided,” Purvis, the CEO of the consulting firm Climate Advisers, tells Axios. “There has been no cabinet-level or high-level process to define ‘the ask’ of the international community.”

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