STATEMENT: Withdrawing from Paris Climate Agreement is Giant Move Backwards, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Trump administration announced it intended to begin the process of withdrawing the United states from the Paris Climate Agreement. In response, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:

Today’s announcement is yet another reminder that the United States has abandoned its allies around the world in order to line the pockets of Trump’s wealthy donors—this time, in the face of the climate crisis. Instead of projecting strength, this action weakens America on the world stage and cedes leadership on climate change and other challenges of our time to countries like Russia and China. At a time when Trump’s every action moves us backwards, the United States must instead reverse course to meet and exceed our original commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement. We must move to a 100 percent clean economy by 2050 and ensure a safe, healthy, and prosperous future for all Americans.

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