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6 Jun 2017

Madeleine Sheehan Perkins, Business Insider

Group representing $6.2 trillion of the US economy says they're 'still in' the Paris climate agreement

A coalition of US economic, education, and local government leaders...will continue to abide by the Paris agreement regardless of America's withdrawal, forming the We Are Still In movement. The coalition represents 120 million Americans and $6.2 trillion of the US economy...The group includes 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Over 20 of the businesses who signed on are Fortune 500 companies...and signatories include Apple, Google, Tesla, Target, eBay, Lyft, Adidas, Facebook, and Nike, among others...The group declared it will pursue climate goals, "in the absence of leadership by Washington," adding "it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. Actions by each group will multiply and accelerate in the years ahead, no matter what policies Washington may adopt." [An open letter to the international community and full list of participating business and investors is available here] [refers to Adidas, Apple, eBay, Facebook, Google, Lyft, Nike, Target, Tesla]


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