Grand Coalition Statement on Paris Agreement

We Are Still In

Second Nature helped coordinate a statement on behalf of governors, mayors, CEO’s and college and university leaders declaring that, despite the federal government’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, the nation remains committed to climate action.

This joint statement is the first time that these sectors have joined together publicly in a strong show of support for climate action that is so vital to the future of our country.

It asserts that:

1. In the absence of Federal support, states, cities, colleges and universities and businesses will pursue ambitious climate goals, to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing emissions.

2. In the U.S., the actors that will provide the leadership necessary to meet our Paris commitment are found in city halls, state capitals, colleges and universities and businesses.

3. We will remain actively engaged with the international community as part of the global effort to hold warming to under 2°C and to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy that will benefit our security, prosperity, and health.


Please email with your institutions’ intention to participate in this statement. Please have the president/chancellor copied or have the message be sent directly from their email address.


For Release: 6/19/2017 at 12:00pm
States 9
Total GDP $6.2 trillion
Cities & Counties 202
Population of Cities & States 124 million
Higher Education 309
Enrollment FTE 4.1 million
Total Endowment $113 billion
Businesses & Investors 1553
Total Annual Revenue $2.2 trillion
Total Assets Under Management $2.5 trillion
Total US Employees 4.7  million
Total of >$100M businesses or >5B Investors 207
Fortune 500 38
Total Signers 2073

See a short video about the scope of the coalition.

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