Tim Cook, Elon Musk, Satya Nadella contact United States to remain in Paris environment pact

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Tech executives are when again declaring their dedication to the Paris Agreement, even as the Trump administration has actually started the main procedure to withdraw from the environment pact. In an open letter Monday, executives from more than 70 business — consisting of tech heavyweights Apple, Google, Microsoft and Tesla — in addition to union leaders of the AFL-CIO advised the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement.

“There has been progress, but not enough,” checks out the letter. “This moment calls for greater, more accelerated action than we’ve seen. It calls for the strong policy framework the Paris Agreement provides, one that allows the US the freedom to choose our own path to emissions reductions.”

President Donald Trump has actually been stating the United States will withdraw from the accord given that 2017. Nearly 200 nations belong to the accord and have actually consented to combat international warming by decreasing carbon emissions. The United States formally started the withdrawal procedure in November, and it’s anticipated to take a minimum of a year. 

The CEOs of Salesforce, Virgin Group, HP, Adobe, IBM, Verizon and Corning likewise signed the letter. Apple CEO Tim Cook shared his support on Twitter, stating “humanity has never faced a greater or more urgent threat than climate change.”

Several of the tech executives have actually formerly stated they’re dedicated to honoring the Paris environment accord, even if the federal government does not support the arrangement. Elon Musk, creator of Tesla and SpaceX, in 2017 made great on his risk to leave numerous of the president’s advisory councils if the United States left the environment offer.

The White House didn’t react to an ask for remark. 

Originally released Dec. 2.
Update, Dec. 3: Adds tweet from Apple CEO Tim Cook. 


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