Stand up for the First Global Effort to Combat Climate Change: Paris Agreement
Paris Agreement is “a big step forward in securing the planet for future generations,” stated former president Obama. The U.S. Climate Action Plan submitted prior 2015 Paris Agreement committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below their 2005 levels by the end of the next decade1. For a country that was labeled as the biggest carbon polluter in history, such target is sensible.
But president Trump does not share this opinion. According to his statement, the target is unfair to American workers and industries by providing financial advantage to other countries2. Using this as the main argument, on June 1st, 2017, he announced that the United States will withdraw from Paris Agreement.
197 countries agreed to join their powers to prevent and tackle negative effects of climate change. Only Syria, in the grip of civil war, and Nicaragua haven’t signed the Agreement.
Sadly, the United States are about to stand against the rest of the world and pretend that daily evidence of changing climate such as water scarcity, sea level rise or emergence of exotic diseases in many countries throughout the world is just a political propaganda to get money.
Luckily, 70% of American citizens do not fall for this misconception, and believe in the future powered by renewable energy and financed by money earned from sustainable jobs that will provide security for generations to come.
Are you one of them? Show your support…
Combatting climate change together
Global problems require global solutions.
Paris Agreement strives to maintain a global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, and to help countries stricken by impacts of climate change. Bangladesh, where storms, floods, and crop damage from rising sea levels are forcing people out of their villages, is one example.
The level of commitment depends on each country. Emission reduction targets are set by each country individually. The Agreement only requires regular reporting on emission levels and progress when implementing new measures.
By turning away from the joint effort of global community, president Trump undermines the ability to prevent harmful effects of climate change that will most likely affect the poorest countries in the world.
Do not allow such injustice. Pledge for Paris Agreement.
They are still in, are you?
Renewable energy has grown immensely over the last few years. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, over 3 million Americans were employed in the industry last year3. Just solar power generation provided jobs to 373,807 people, which is twice as much as employees in the coal industry4. Withdrawal from the Agreement may actually slow down this progress in the clean energy sector.
Luckily, states like California or New York, many cities, universities, businesses and technology giants such as Google, Apple, or Amazon ARE STILL IN regardless of the withdrawal. They intend to follow the emission reduction target for 2025 and further express their support to Paris Agreement5.
Join the group of those who are dedicated to clean energy transformation, and who care about the healthy future on Earth.
Sign the petition.