Days after President Trump announced in June 2017 his intention to pull the US from the Paris Agreement, more than 1,200 US leaders published an open letter titled “We Are Still In.” The signatories—which included governors, businesses, tribes, and universities—declared their support for the Paris Agreement and their commitment to lowering US carbon emissions. By September, more than 2,300 leaders had signed on.
That coalition, which we helped coordinate, reflects WWF’s broad engagement with climate leaders far beyond Capitol Hill. States and cities are taking leadership roles. Seventy companies now support a shared framework, which WWF helped create, that makes it easier for large businesses to buy renewable energy. And in April, Walmart launched Project Gigaton, a plan to avoid a gigaton of emissions across its supply chain by 2030 with help from WWF and other partners.