With US commitments to climate change emboldened by the personal commitment and executive power of Barack Obama’s presidency, what will President-elect Donald Trump mean for international dialogue and action? Milap Patel, program officer at Open Society Foundations, and formerly with the World Resources Institute, explains how much control rests in the White House.Lexis®PSL subscribers can enjoy expert guidance, if you are not a subscriber, you can take a free Lexis®PSL Environment trial here. Donald Trump has previously claimed that he would ‘cancel’ US support from the Paris Agreement were he to become President. Do you think Mr Trump will attempt to follow through on these claims? Is it possible within the framework of the US legislative and judicial system?