“Adoption of the Paris Agreement was a historic step in the right direction. The current administration’s stated intention to withdraw from the agreement is a mistake, and we welcome today’s strong showing of support for global climate action. The effects of climate change are already being felt in communities across the nation in the form of more frequent and severe extreme weather events, wildfires, droughts, and rising sea levels.
“If we do this right—by investing in infrastructure, job-training, and the development of the technologies of the future—the United States can lead the world in driving the significant economic growth and job creation that comes from designing, manufacturing, and installing the clean energy economy. We urge Congress to build on today’s momentum and work to find solutions that grow good-paying jobs while protecting our communities from the worst impacts of climate change.”