WASHINGTON (AP) – Over 300 U.S. businesses have signed a statement calling on President-elect Donald Trump to support the Paris Agreement on climate change – including General Mills, eBay, Intel, Unilever, and dozens of other Fortune 500 companies.
Their statement reads “implementing the Paris Agreement will enable and encourage businesses and investors to turn the billions of dollars in existing low-carbon investments into the trillions of dollars the world needs to bring clean energy and prosperity to all.”
The statement is addressed to Trump, President Barack Obama and members of Congress. It calls on elected U.S. officials to maintain the country’s policy and financial commitments to lower carbon emissions.
Lara Birkes, chief sustainability officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, says “the Paris Agreement was a vital step forward, but its power is in our collective action.”