International climate policy

Jean Chemnick



Jean covers international climate policy for ClimateWire. Her special areas of focus include U.N. policy, U.S. foreign policy and stories about how other nations are grappling with climate change. She also does occasional features on domestic issues. She worked previously for Platts, Politico and CQ. She has a master's in journalism from Boston University and graduated with honors from the Western Washington University with a theater arts degree.

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Obama's climate legacy: 8 years of troubles and triumphs

Many consider President Obama, with his stated commitment to climate action, the first U.S. leader to elevate climate change to the upper ranks of national policy. Over the last eight years, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have dropped 9 percent, according to the White House, and policies are in place to make deeper cuts in the power and transportation sectors. But for all the credit that Obama gets, he has critics, too.