FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2017
Contact: Laura Tierney
Energy Coalition Urges White House to Remain in Paris Agreement
Engagement Protects American Business Interests and Jobs
Washington, DC – Lisa Jacobson, President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy, offered the following statement in light of the still pending decision on U.S. engagement of the Paris Agreement on climate change:
“The Council has been an active business participant in international climate change discussions for the past 25 years, and we caution against a withdrawal from the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The United States has achieved a position of leadership in this inter-governmental process, and American guidance has been critical in creating a framework that is inclusive of all countries, transparent and protects the innovation and investments of American companies.
“Regardless of any decision, we will remain resolute in our commitment to work within the inter-governmental process as well as with national, state and local governments to advance policies that accelerate the deployment of American clean energy technologies and business solutions that are at the heart of the modern infrastructure of the global, low-carbon economy.
“American clean energy companies are leading this global transition. The U.S. government can protect and enhance the ability of American companies to compete in this global marketplace by staying engaged in the inter-governmental process. This course of action will deliver economic benefits to American businesses and their workers, and will ensure that the U.S. is ahead of the curve, rather than behind.”
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