Speaking on CGTN, Carnegie’s David Livingston discussed the unprecedented presence of U.S. cities, states, and corporations at the November 2017 UN Climate Conference. He noted that their efforts are significant because they represent a large part of the U.S. population and GDP. He added, though, that the actions of the “already converted” can only go so far in meeting U.S. commitments, given the Trump administration’s markedly different take on climate change mitigation. He also speculated on the future of subnational climate coalitions and the difficulty in creating cohesion. 

This interview was originally broadcast on CGTN.