President Obama’s pledge in Rolling Stone magazine to make the case for action on global warming during the 2012 campaign didn’t escape the eyes of Europe’s top climate official.
Connie Hedegaard, the European Union’s climate commissioner, flagged the interview on Twitter Thursday.
“Pres. Obama is increasingly concerned about climate change. So am I: curious to see his election platform,” she said on the social media site, and linked to the interview.
The European Union has for years been implementing a cap-and-trade system for industrial carbon emissions, but U.S. cap-and-trade plans collapsed in Congress in 2010.