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|ADVISORY: U.S. Labor, Environmental, Business Leaders to Discuss Climate Action and Support for Global Agreement Despite Current Administration|
|BONN – Leaders from the BlueGreen Alliance will be joined by The Business Council for Sustainable Energy at a press briefing during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) to discuss how the labor and environmental movements have joined with businesses to push for cities, states, and regions to take action on climate in the face of the Trump administration’s commitment to withdraw from the Paris agreement.
The speakers will also highlight opportunities for the U.S. to reduce carbon pollution and create quality jobs. Speakers will reiterate support for an international agreement that supports workers and addresses the ongoing climate crisis.
The event will take place on Friday, November 10 at 10:30 a.m. at Press Conference Room 2, Theatre | Zone BULA 4.
You can find the BlueGreen Alliance’s statement of principles on COP23 at https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/cop23.
Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
Lisa Jacobson, President, The Business Council for Sustainable Energy
Anna Fendley, Legislative Representative, United Steelworkers
Jessica Eckdish, Senior Policy Advisor, BlueGreen Alliance
- Tuesday, 11 am ET Press Briefing --
PRESS ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
US Climate Action Network to Announce Plans for Climate Action at COP 23
NEW YORK – Leaders representing the US Climate Action Network (USCAN) will host a press call at 11am ET on October 31, 2017 to lay out their objectives at COP 23, the next round of UN climate negotiations taking place in Bonn, Germany from November 6-17. As the Trump administration signals America’s diminishing global leadership role on climate change, the intention to leave the Paris Agreement has inspired unprecedented action by leaders outside the federal government.
During the press call USCAN representatives will discuss how communities are organizing as climate change continues to hit many Americans where they live, from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria to California’s devastating wildfires. This year alone, these disasters cost the US hundreds of billions of dollars. The panelists will also discuss how the United States can still meet key climate goals. Before the Clean Power Plan the country was already moving toward a cleaner energy economy. And last year solar jobs grew by 25 percent in 2016, wind employment jumped 32 percent. The call will include reporter Q&A.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 31, at 11 am ET
- Steve Herz, Senior International Policy Advisor, Sierra Club
- Katherine Egland, Chair of the National Environmental and Climate Justice Committee, NAACP
- Varshini Prakash, COP 23 Delegate, SustainUs
To facilitate Q&A, we encourage journalists to join online: https://climatenexus.zoom.us/j/810430428
If you’re unable to join online, Dial: 14086380968 Webinar ID: 810 430 428
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Members of USCAN plan to send a strong signal to the international community that American citizens, grassroots organizations and local leaders will ensure climate justice despite nonaction from the federal government. USCAN builds provides alignment among its 161+ member organizations active on climate change and clean energy solutions.
USCAN’s mission is to build trust and alignments among members to fight climate change in a just and equitable way. Learn more about us at www.usclimatenetwork.org.