Business leaders don’t want Dodo bird decisions – ask Trump to support Paris climate pact


Trump transition team

❝ More than 360 businesses and investors called on U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and world leaders on Wednesday to continue to support agreed curbs on global warming and to speed up efforts to move to a low-carbon economy.

In a statement addressed to Trump, U.S. President Barack Obama, members of the U.S. Congress and global leaders, the group, called 360+, reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change.

❝ The 360+ group includes companies such as DuPont, Gap, General Mills, Hewlett Packard, Hilton, Kellogg, Levi Strauss, L’Oreal USA, Nike, Mars Incorporated, Schneider Electric, Starbucks and Unilever.

❝ The Paris Agreement, aiming to phase out net greenhouse gas emissions this century, came into force on Nov. 4 and now has backing from 110 nations including the United States…

Trump has threatened to tear up the U.S. commitment to the accord.

❝ The 360+ group called on U.S. leaders to continue to participate in the Paris Agreement, support the continuation of U.S. commitments on climate change and continue to invest in low-carbon solutions at home and abroad.

Failure to build a low-carbon economy puts American prosperity at risk. But the right action now will create jobs and boost U.S. competitiveness,” the group said

Making ideological decisions on matters of science and environment is pretty much inexcusable. There are comparable parallels in history. None of them ever ended well for humanity.

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