The 2020 US Election and its climate consequences

Elizabeth Bomberg*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This ‘In Brief’ article analyses the 2020 US national election (presidential and congressional) and its implications for environment and climate policy in the US and globally. Drawing on insights from electoral politics, partisanship and executive power, it explores three broad areas: the issues at stake during the campaign and the centrality of climate, explanations for the outcome, and reflections on what lies ahead for the US role under a Biden Presidency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-862
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Politics
Issue number5
Early online date5 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021


  • 2020 US Election
  • Biden
  • climate
  • Congress
  • Trump


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