Leaders in U.S. Economy Say “We Are Still In’ on Paris Climate Agreement | WWF

Leaders in U.S. Economy Say “We Are Still In’ on Paris Climate Agreement

Posted on
05 June 2017
WASHINGTON, DC -- The broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.
 
Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the U.S. to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America’s emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.
 
In response, Lou Leonard, World Wildlife Fund-US senior vice president of climate and energy said: “US leadership on climate change doesn’t begin or end in Washington. Focusing on last week's disappointing decision by President Trump misses the bigger story - America is still in this fight.
 
“American companies, cities, states, colleges and universities are banding together to help meet US targets under the Paris Agreement. And it’s not just Fortune 500 companies leading the way. From hundreds of small businesses on Main Street, to cities from Louisville to Pittsburgh, and schools from Arizona State to Ohio State, these American leaders are using their economic and political influence to shift the United States to clean energy and send a clear message to the world: the United States is committed to climate action and delivering on the Paris Agreement.” 
 
To view the full statement, quotes and list of signatories, visit: www.WeAreStillIn.com

For further information, contact Mandy Jean Woods mwoods@wwfint.org 
The Paris climate agreement was approved by almost 200 countries in Paris at COP21 in December 2015.
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