GW Signs Global Climate Action Letter

Funger/ Duques Rooftop Solar
May 28, 2021

In late December 2020, GW joined other institutions in recognizing the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement by restating its support of clean energy in pursuit of climate action. In doing so, GW joined more than 1,000 organizations and 142 cities across the United States in supporting a clean energy economy and prioritizing climate action in their operations.

 

 

 

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GW President Thomas LeBlanc

In signing the letter, GW President Thomas LeBlanc was signifying the coming together of world leaders who committed to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions in the Paris Agreement that was adopted by 196 nations on December 12, 2015. 

 

 

 

 

 

The document subsequently was delivered to the incoming administration of President Joe Biden.  The statement’s three key points are to:

  • Drive economic growth across every sector of the economy through job-creating sustainable investments.
  • Expand U.S. leadership on climate action at home and abroad.
  • Reimagine community partnership to advance just and equitable climate solutions and build resilience to climate change.

The statement also was delivered to United Nations officials and other world leaders at the Climate Ambition Summit hosted in the United Kingdom. The “America Is All In” statement is organized by “We Are Still In,” which is a coalition supporting climate action and a pledge to uphold U.S. commitments to reduce emissions under the Paris Agreement. Among the cities across the country that have signed the statement are St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Washington, D.C. Additionally, Fortune 100 companies, such as Intel, HP Inc., and McDonalds have signed on, as well as multiple state governors.