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 email@example.com 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|
|Total GDP||$6.2 trillion|
|Cities & Counties||202|
|Population of Cities & States||124 million|
|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|
See a short video about the scope of the coalition.
Frequently Asked Questions
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