US and EITI

US and EITI

President Trump has said that he will make a decision in the coming days and weeks about whether the US will remain a signatory to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It’s being reported that Rex Tillerson, formerly Exxon CEO, is keen that the US remain a signatory. Whether the US decides to remain in or not, however, the voluntaristic EITI may be more to that administration’s tastes.

There’s no doubt that the US’s decision on both the high profile Paris agreement and the lower profile EITI will have an impact on how many other countries see these initiatives. It’s not possible to know yet which way things will fall, but EICS has been discussing with US counterparts the decent possibility that if theĀ US does leave the climate change agreement then it may choose instead to re-start its stalled EITI programme, which Rex Tillerson as CEO was an important supporter of.

Watch this space!