ent is elected that supports the agreement, we’re only o… there are provisions in the agreement that say any party must wait for three years after the Paris Accord entered into force before they can start the exit process. Even then, the withdrawal wouldn’t be finalized for an additional year. What does this mean? That the U.S. withdrawal will not be effective until November 4, 2020 — one day after the next presidential election. And, once the U.S. has officially left, they could rejoin the Paris Agreement after 30 days. Meaning: if a new president is elected that supports the agreement, we’re only out for a few months.