- Issue: Winter 2017
Climate change is one of the most urgent threats to the world’s security, health, and welfare.
In 2015, nearly every nation on Earth came together to create the first truly global deal to address climate change, the historic Paris Agreement. But on June 1, 2017, President Trump announced his intent to withdraw the United States from this global pact, putting the world’s prosperity at risk.
A coalition stepped up. Building on our long-standing work with cities and businesses, WWF was proud to partner with a host of groups and individuals representing major players from the American economy, all of whom remain committed to delivering ambitious climate action.
The We Are Still In declaration, released just 72 hours after President Trump’s announcement, demonstrated to world leaders that America’s cities, states, tribes, businesses, colleges, and universities will continue to support climate action to meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement.
With over 2,500 signatories collectively representing more than 130 million Americans, 4.2 million students, $2.3 trillion in annual revenue, and $6.2 trillion of the U.S. economy*, We Are Still In is the largest American coalition ever assembled in pursuit of climate action. Going forward, WWF and our partners will continue to support this new generation of American climate leaders to ensure that the U.S. delivers on its promise under the Paris Agreement, and secures a better future for communities at home and around the world.
*As of September 15, 2017