May 7, 2019

Sarah Hunt explains the delay of the Kigali Amendment in CQ Magazine

By Jacqueline Isaacs

The United States Senate seems to be close to the two-thirds vote needed to ratify the Kigali Amendment, a global treaty crafted in 2016 to limit hydrofluorocarbons. However, the treaty has yet to be sent to the Senate for a vote, causing many to wonder what is the source of the delay. In an article in CQ Magazine, staff writer Benjamin J. Hulac interviewed senators and experts about the status and future of the Kigali Amendment, including the co-founder and CEO of the Rainey Center, Sarah Hunt.

Sarah Hunt, co-founder and CEO of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, which calls itself a “post-partisan” policy research and leadership development group, says the administration may be delaying because if it supports ratification it would be acknowledging the dangers of climate change.

“I think if people were to be frank, that is a larger part of it,” Hunt says. “Also, this administration has not been a big fan of multilateral agreements.”

Hunt is a leader in conservative clean energy policy and a successful social entrepreneur. Prior to founding the Rainey Center, Hunt launched a clean energy program at the American Legislative Exchange Council and a climate change program at the Niskanen Center.

Read the full article here: Trump Stifles Widely Backed Plan to Curb Powerful Greenhouse Gases

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