For Immediate Release: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Green For All Statement on U.S.’ Potential Withdrawal From Paris Agreement
OAKLAND, Calif.--Recent reports suggest that Donald Trump intends to back out of the Paris Climate agreement. This could reverse years of climate progress globally.
This week, Green For All’s director, Vien Truong, is participating in the European Commission’s Green Week in Brussels, where she is discussing the promise of advancing a green economy and the importance of avoiding Trump’s disastrous environmental policies with top European leaders.
Truong released the following statement:
“Despite Trump’s waffling on our global climate commitments, Green For All remains resolute in the fight against climate change. People in communities like mine, who are living on the frontlines of some of the worst pollution in America, cannot afford to delay a transition to the new green economy or for climate justice. Prioritizing big oil profits over people and planet is literally killing our kids.
“This climate fight is about a new energy system that will heal the planet and improve people’s health. It is about putting Americans to work building a more sustainable future. It’s about safeguarding a future for our kids.
“Whether Trump steps backwards or aside -- we will rise. All across our nation, states, private industry and advocacy organizations are coming together with frontline families, to step up where Trump’s administration has failed. What is happening in Washington is not reflective of the rest of our country.
“By working together, we can create a world that we want. We cannot sit this one out or slow this work down – there is too much to lose and so much we can gain. Green For All will continue to fight for and with frontline communities -- we will ensure American families aren’t left behind.”
Green For All is a climate and economic justice organization working at the intersection of poverty and pollution to create an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Green For All is an initiative of The Dream Corps, a social justice accelerator for transformative campaigns, ideas and innovations.