“We’re done being in the middle of the herd on this issue—we’ve decided to use our size and scale to make a difference,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO.
In an open letter on Wednesday, Starbucks, Gap, Nike, L’Oreal, and hundreds of other American businesses joined together to tell Trump that they are committed to fighting global warming.
Syria’s decision brings to 197 the number of nations signed up to the landmark 2015 pact on global warming, the first in more than 20 years of UN negotiations to bind both developed and developing countries to a clear limit on temperature rises.
That leaves Syria as the only nation never to have signed on; the US joins war-torn Syria as one of only two nations currently opposed the agreement.
India and the European Union (EU) have issued a joint statement on clean energy and climate change, pledging to step up cooperation to enhance implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
America’s Pledge will allow US states, cities and businesses to stay aligned with the Paris Agreement.
Under the Paris Agreement, India has pledged to increase its forests by 95 million hectares by 2030, costing around $6.2 billion.