[LINK] Big Business Demands Donald Trump Keep U.S. In Paris Climate Pact
StephenLoosley at outlook.com
Thu Nov 17 21:56:46 AEDT 2016
“Big Business Demands Donald Trump Keep U.S. In Paris Climate Pact”
Failure to do so “puts American prosperity at risk,” more than 300 U.S. companies say in an open letter.
By Chris D’Angelo, Associate Editor, HuffPost Hawaii
As Donald Trump surrounds himself with like-minded climate change deniers, big business is demanding the Republican president-elect keep the U.S. in the historic Paris climate agreement and focus on building a low-carbon economy.
Failure to do so “puts American prosperity at risk, ” Nike, eBay, The North Face and hundreds of other U.S. companies wrote in an open letter Wednesday addressed to Trump, President Barack Obama, members of Congress and global leaders …
Dear President-elect Trump, President Obama, Members of the US Congress, and Global Leaders at COP22 in Marrakech:
We, the undersigned members in the business and investor community of the United States, re-affirm our deep commitment to addressing climate change through the implementation of the historic Paris Climate Agreement.
We want the US economy to be energy efficient and powered by low-carbon energy. Cost-effective and innovative solutions can help us achieve these objectives. Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk.
But the right action now will create jobs and boost US competitiveness. We pledge to do our part, in our own operations and beyond, to realize the Paris Agreement’s commitment of a global economy that limits global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
We call on our elected US leaders to strongly support:
1 Continuation of low-carbon policies to allow the US to meet or exceed our promised national commitment and to increase our nation’s future ambition
2 Investment in the low carbon economy at home and abroad in order to give financial decision-makers clarity and boost the confidence of investors worldwide
3 Continued US participation in the Paris Agreement, in order to provide the long-term direction needed to keep global temperature rise below 2°C
Implementing the Paris Agreement will enable and encourage businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world needs to bring clean energy and prosperity to all.
We support leaders around the world as they seek to implement the Paris Agreement and leverage this historic opportunity to tackle climate change.
Acer America Corporation,
eBay, Intel, etc …
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