We Are Still in the Paris Climate Agreement

Open letter to the international community and parties to the Paris Agreement from U.S. state, local, and business leaders

We, the undersigned mayors, governors, college and university leaders, businesses, and investors are joining forces for the first time to declare that we will continue to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement.

In December 2015 in Paris, world leaders signed the first global commitment to fight climate change. The landmark agreement succeeded where past attempts failed because it allowed each country to set its own emission reduction targets and adopt its own strategies for reaching them. In addition, nations - inspired by the actions of local and regional governments, along with businesses - came to recognize that fighting climate change brings significant economic and public health benefits.

The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most dangerous and costly effects of climate change. Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States.

In the U.S., it is local and state governments, along with businesses, that are primarily responsible for the dramatic decrease in greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. Actions by each group will multiply and accelerate in the years ahead, no matter what policies Washington may adopt.

In the absence of leadership from Washington, states, cities, colleges and universities, businesses and investors, representing a sizeable percentage of the U.S. economy will pursue ambitious climate goals, working together to take forceful action and to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing emissions.

It is imperative that the world know that in the U.S., the actors that will provide the leadership necessary to meet our Paris commitment are found in city halls, state capitals, colleges and universities, investors and businesses. Together, we will remain actively engaged with the international community as part of the global effort to hold warming to well below 2°C and to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy that will benefit our security, prosperity, and health.
Leaders in U.S. Economy Say “We Are Still In’ on Paris Climate Agreement

Climate Declaration Represents 120 Million Americans and $6.2 Trillion of the U.S. Economy

Washington DC - A grand total of 1,219 governors, mayors, businesses, investors, and colleges and universities from across the U.S. or with significant operations in the U.S., representing the broadest cross section of the American economy yet assembled in pursuit of climate action, today declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.

Together, these leaders are sending a strong signal to the international community and the 194 other parties to the Paris Agreement about the continued commitment of the U.S. to ambitious action on climate change absent leadership at the federal level. In the aggregate, the signatories are delivering concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America’s emissions pledge under the Paris Agreement.

Signatories include leaders from 125 cities, 9 states, 902 businesses and investors, and 183 colleges and universities. Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, and include Oregon and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dubuque, Iowa. A mixture of private universities, state schools and community colleges, both small and large, have added their institutions to the statement. In total the undersigned businesses and investors account for a total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike, in addition to hundreds of small businesses, have also signed the statement.

The statement calls “The Trump administration’s announcement [one that] undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change [and a move which is] out of step with what is happening in the United States.” The signers all understand that the Paris Agreement is a blueprint for job creation, stability and global prosperity and that accelerating the United States’ clean energy transition is an opportunity - not a liability - to create jobs, spur innovation, promote trade and ensure American competitiveness. By declaring that “we are still in,” the signatories are putting the best interests of their constituents, customers, students and communities first while assuring the rest of the world that American leadership on climate change extends well beyond the federal government.

In addition to this statement, since President Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, 211 Climate Mayors have adopted the Paris Agreement goals for their cities, 13 Governors have formed the bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance, and 17 governors have released individual statements standing by Paris. Today’s statement embraces this rapidly growing movement of subnational and civil society leaders, by announcing that not only are these leaders stepping forward, they are stepping forward together.

To view the full statement, quotes and list of signatories, visit here

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Companies, investors, mayors and governors wishing to add their name to the statement can do so by registering here. Colleges and universities wishing to add their name can do so by registering here.

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Aggie Writing Services
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Aleva Stores
Allianz SE
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Alter Eco
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Amalgamated Bank
Amavida Coffee and Trading Company
Ambata Capital, LLC
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American Reading Company
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BELKIS Consulting, LLC
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Ben & Jerry's
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Big Path Capital
Big Sky Resort
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Bisbee Food Co-op
Bloomberg LP
Blue Apron
Blue Brook Architecture, Inc.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Gothic Design Studios, LLC
Blue Moon Wellness
Blue Mountain Solar, Inc.
Blue Star Integrative Studio
BlueKitty, Inc.
Bluestone Life Insurance Company
Blumenthal Consulting
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Bonnaire Enterprises LLC
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Boston Common Asset Management, LLC
Boston Trust/Walden Asset Management
Boulder Associates
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Brannan Management Company
Breaking Ground Contracting
Brew Media Relations
Brewery Vivant
Bridges Produce
Brighton Resort
Brink Communications
Briotech, Inc
Brooks Sports
Bruss Project Management
Buglet Solar Electric Installation
Bullitt Foundation
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Burton Snowboards
Business Consulting of NH, LLC
Business Culture Consultants
Business Wisdom
CA Technologies
Cahail Construction
Califia Farms
California Ski Industry Association
California State Controller
Calvert Research and Management
Cambridge Energy Advisors
Cambridge Naturals
Campbell Soup Company
Cantabrigian Mechanics
Capricorn Investment Group
Carbon Credit Capital
Carolina Biodiesel, LLC
Catholic Health Initiatives
Cause Strategy Partners, LLC
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Ceconi Consulting
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CenterPoint Financial, Inc.
CF Services Group, Inc.
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ChangeWorks of the Heartland
Chosen Futures
Christopher Intellectual Property Law, PLLC
Christopher Reynolds Foundations
Chuckanut Builders
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Circle Furniture
City Compost
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Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Yield Asset Management
CleanChoice Energy, Inc.
ClearBridge Investments
Clif Bar & Co.
Clif Family Winery
Climate Coach International
Climate Social, LLC
Coerver Analytics, LLC
Coherence Collaborative
Collective Resource, Inc.
Columbia Green Technologies
Columbia Sportswear Company
Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.
Confections With Convictions, LLC
Confluence Sustainability
Congregation of St. Joseph
Connective Impact
Conscious Business Institute
Convex Technologies, Inc.
Cool Energy, Inc.
Copper Mountain Ski Resort
Coppertoppe Inn & Retreat Center
Coradine Aviation Systems
Cornerstone Capital Group
Cornucopia Group
Corporate Sustainability Advisors LLC
Council Fire
Craft, Main & Co.
Creative Action Network
Creative Creek, LLC
Cricket Design Works
Crosby Hop Farm, LLC
CrowdBureau, LLC
Crystal Mountain Resort
CTA Architects Engineers
Culinary Culture Connections, LLC
Curren Media Group
Current-C Energy Systems, Inc.
Dana Lund Landscaping
Dang Foods
Dansko Inc
Daughters of Charity, Province of St. Louise
Debra's Natural Gourmet
Decheng Capital
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Deer Valley Resort
Dehn Bloom Design
Desmos Inc
Detour, The Adventure Travel Marketplace
Dignity Health
Distance Learning Consulting
Dobson Pipe Organ Builders
Domini Impact Investments LLC
Dominican Sisters of Hope
Dominican Sisters of Sparkill
Dr. Brite
Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps
e-DonorCare Technologies, Inc
Eagle Creek
Earth Equals, Inc.
Earth Equity Advisors
Earth Friendly Products
EarthKind Energy
Earthly Ideas LLC
Earthy, LLC
Eastern Bank
Echo Credits
Eclipse Services, A Division of Quadrivium, Inc.
Ecobutterfly Organics
Ecosystems Group, Inc.
EDF Group
Edison International
Eighty2degrees Design Studio
Elk Packaging
Emerger Strategies
Emmy's Organics, Inc.
Encourage Capital
Endurance Capital Partners, LLC
Energy Studio, Inc.
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Enviro-Stewards Inc.
Environment & Enterprise Strategies
Epic Capital Wealth Management
Equilibrium Services Group, Inc.
Espresso Parts
Ethical Bean Coffee
Ethos Capital Realty Partners
Etsy, Inc.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evelina Eco Events
Everence and the Praxis Mutual Funds
Evergreen Consulting & Training
Evergreen Sustainability, LLC
Evolution Marketing
Ewers Architecture
Fattail Financial Advisory Group Inc
Felican Sisters of North America
Fetzer Vineyards
Fiberactive Oranics, LLC
Filtrine Manufacturing Company
Fireclay Tile
Firefly Chocolate
First Affirmative Financial Network
Fission Strategy
Flink Energy Consulting
Florida Eco Products
Footprint Power LLC
Framework LLC
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany NY
Fred Thomas Resort Inc.
Friends Fiduciary Corporation
Full Picture
FullCycle Energy LP
Gale River Motel, LLC
Gap Inc.
Gara Landscapes, LLC
Gaumenkitzel Restaurant
GCI General Contractors
General Assembly
Generate Capital, Inc.
Gladstone Group
Global Organics
Globelé Energy
Good Start Packaging
GoodLight Natural Candles
Google Inc.
Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc.
GPM Global
Gracefully Global Group LLC
Great Green Content
Green America's Green Business Network
Green Century Capital Management
Green Dinosaur, Inc.
Green Girl Land Development Solutions LLC
Green Hammer
Green Heron Tools, LLC
Green Ideals Group
Green Retirement, Inc.
Greenbank Associates
greenblendz, inc
Greentown Labs
Griesinger Films
Group Nine Media
Halperin Creative, LLC
Hammerschlag & Co. LLC
Hand in Hand Soap
Hannon Armstrong
Happy Family Brands
Hazelrigs Architecture & Design, pllc
HeartPath Acupuncture, LLC
Helicon Works
Heritage Solutions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HJKessler Associates
Holiday Valley Resort
Home Efficiency Resources
Homefree, LLC
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
House Kombucha
HSL Development
Humanity, Inc/SoulBrandingSM℠ Institute
HydroCycle Engineering
ICCR (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility)
IceStone LLC
ICO Consulting
Ideal Energy Inc
Ideal Energy Inc.
IKEA NA Services LLC
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Impact Infrastructure, Inc.
Impax Asset Management
Independence Solar
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Ingersoll Rand
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Inquiry Institute International
Insight Network LLC
InStep Consulting LLC
Integral Group
Integrated Power Contracting LLC
Intel Corporation
Intex Solutions, Inc.
Investment Insights, Inc
IRN-The Reuse Network
Iroquois Valley Farms
ISOS Group
J. Glynn & Company
J&B Importers, Inc.
Jahmu PBC
Janarus - The Good Janitors
JLens Investor Network
Joe's Tree Service, LLC
Johnson Controls
Jonathan Rose Companies
Joule Energy
JSA Financial Group
JTN Energy
Just Business
JUST Water
Kahl Consultants
Keap Candles
Keene Advisors
Kennard Wealth Management Group
Kickstarter, PBC
Kikim Media
Killington Pico Ski Resort
Kimberton Whole Foods
Kinetic North Consulting LLC
Kirksey Architecture
KL Felicitas Foundation
Kohler Co.
Kuity, Corp.
Last Bottle Clothing
Law Office of Nancy D. Israel
Leadership Momentum
Levi Strauss & Co.
Lex Machina
Lex Ultima Consulting, LLC
LighTec, Inc.
Livingston Energy Innovations
LivSolar Eco Energy
Liz Muller & Partners
LMK Brands
Longhorn Solar
Loom Decor
Loon Mountain
Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
Lotus Foods, Inc.
M&E Engineers, Inc.
Mack Weldon
Macroclimate LLC
Macson Investments
Management Resources
Mangrove Web Development
Manhattan Holistic Chamber of Commerce
Marqeta, Inc.
Mars, Incorporated
Marshall Street Management
Maryknoll Sisters
Massanutten Resort
Matter Unlimited
McKnight Foundation
McPherson Strategies, LLC
Merck Family Fund
Mercury Press International
Mercy Health
Mercy Investment Services
Metro Paws LLC
Metropolitan Group
Metrus Energy, Inc.
MH Immigration Consulting
Michael W. Grainey Consulting, LLC
Midland Machinery Co., Inc
Midland Machinery Co., Inc.
Millennium Microgrid
Miller/Howard Investments, Inc.
Millyard Communications
Missy J's Snacks + Treats
MMercer Consulting
Monadnock Food Co-op
Moore Capital Management
Mountain Gear
Mountain High Resort
Mountain Rider's Alliance
Mt Bachelor LLC
Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort
mvWiFi, llc
My Trail Company
Namu Baru Inc.
NASW, SC Chapter
Nathan Cummings Foundation
National Car Charging LLC
National Co+op Grocers
National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association
Natixis Asset Management
Natural Habitats USA
Natural Investments
Nau International
NeedsList, PBC
Neighborhood Sun
NEMO Equipment
Nestlé U.S.
Nettleton Strategies
New Belgium Brewing
New York City Office of the Comptroller
Next 15
Nia Impact Advisors, LLC
No Typical Moments
Normandeau Associates, Inc
North Berkeley Investment Partners
North Coast Organics
Northeast Solar
NorthStar Asset Management, Inc.
Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investment
Noyes Law Corporation
Nth Power
Numa Marketing
NYS Office of the State Comptroller
Oasis Montana Inc.
Oberon Fuels, Inc.
Objective Consulting, Inc.
Ocean View Enterprises
Octagon Builders
Office Nomads
OgreOgress productions
Oliver Russell
One Architecture
One Village Coffee
OnwardClick, Inc.
Oregon State Treasury
Outdoor Industry Association
Outpost Natural Foods
Owens Business & Consulting, LLC
P.L.A.Y. Pet Lifestyle And You, Inc.
Paladino and Company
paleBLUEdot LLC
Paradigm General Contractors/ Construction Managers
Parnassus Investments
Pax World Funds
Peace Coffee
Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.
Peninsula Clean Energy
PeopleSense Consulting
Permaculture Gardens
Pete and Gerry's Organics, LLC
Peter L. VIlla Fine Art
PG&E Corporation
PIPs Rewards
Pisticci Restaurant
Placetailor Inc.
PLC Repair
Plum Organics
Prairie Ventures, LLC
Prana Business LLC
PRB Connect
Priority Veterinary Management Consultants
Progressive Asset Management
Progressive Investment Management
PromptWorks, LLC
Prophecy Impact Investments, LLC
Prosperity Candle
Providence St. Joseph Health
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Puget Sound Solar
Pulp Pantry
Pure Strategies
Putnam-Pritchard Interiors/NUBU Design
Quad Analytix
Quality Choices, Inc.
Quantum Financial Planning LLC
Quarterdeck LLC
Queen & Associates
Queridomundo Creative
Quizlet, Inc.
Rancho Gallina Eco-Retreat
Ravenswood Natural Health
RC Flying Cameras, LLC
Re-nourish, LTD.
Red Key Solutions
Reddick Investment Properties
Region VI Coalition for Responsible Investment
REI Co-op
Resource Fiber LLC
Resources In Action
REV Sustainability
Reykjavik Geothermal
Reynders, McVeigh Capital Management
Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner
Ribose Inc.
Rio Grande Renewables, LLC
RiskSOURCE Clark Theders
Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc.
Rivermoor Energy
Rods and Cones
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd
Royal DSM
Rune's Furniture
s2 Sustainability Consultants
Safari Energy
Sarah Severn Consulting
Savenia LLC
Schweitzer Mountain Resort
Scott Echols Group, LLC
Sealed Air Corporation
Seattle City Light
Seed CX
SEED Systems, Inc.
Seniorlink Inc
Seventh Generation
SexyGenius PBC
SharePower Responsible Investing, Inc
Shartsis Friese LLP
Sheng AI International llc
Shift Advantage
Shifting Patterns Consulting
Shutterstock, Inc.
Sierra Leadership
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Silicon Ranch Corporation
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Simple Energy
Sisters of Bon Secours, USA
Sisters of Charity, BVM
Sisters of Charity, Halifax
Sisters of Our Lady of Christian Doctrine
Sisters of Saint Joseph
Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, NY
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Sisters of St. Joseph
Sisters of the Humility of Mary
Sisters of the Presentation of the BVM, Aberdeen SD
Skanska USA Inc.
Ski Butlers
Skyline Bear Valley Resorts
Snowshoe Mountain, Inc.
Social(k) Inc.
Socially Responsible Investment Coalition
Society of St Ursula
Soda Springs Ski Resort
Sojourn Partners
Sol Coast Consulting & Design, LLC
Solberg MFG
SolEd Benefit Corp
Sonen Capital
Sons and Daughters Farm
Sourcepoint Technologies
South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce
South Salem Cycleworks
Spector and Associates
Spotify USA Inc.
Square Organics
Squarespace, Inc.
Squaw Valley Ski Holdings
Stakeholders Capital
Starbucks Coffee Company
Starting Line Physical Therapy
Sterner Insurance
Steve Harvey Law LLC
Stevens Pass Mountain Resort
STOKE Certified
StoneWork Capital
Strategic Rise Partners
Stratus Clean
Strugatz Ventures Inc.
Sugarbush Resort
Sunlight Electric, LLC
Sunsprout Farms of Central Ohio LLC
Surface LLC
Sustainability and Impact Investing Group of Rockefeller & Co.
Sustainability Dashboard Tools
Sustainability Solutions LLC
Sustainable Action Consulting PBC
Sustainable Business Consulting
Sustainable Choices, LLC
Sustainable Design Consulting, LLC
Sustainable Food Lab
Sustainable Food News
Sustainable Furnishings Council
Sustainable Health Solutions Inc.
Sustainable Investment Group (SIG)
Sustainable Source Studios
SVT Group
Sycamore Properties
Synapse International
Taos Ski Valley, Inc.
Teague Hopkins Group
Teak Media + Communication
Tech Networks of Boston
Telluride Ski & Golf
Ten Over Studio Inc
Terra Alpha Investments, LLC
Terrapin Bright Green
TerraVerde Capital Management LLC
Teton Gravity Research
Tevlin Strategic Communication
Thanksgiving Coffee Company
The Added Edge
The Alchemist Brewery
The Ansar Law Firm
The Blueshirt Group
The Builders Fund
The Carry-On Collective
The Estée Lauder Companies
The Green Engineer, Inc.
The Hartford
The Hvizda Team LLC/ Keller Williams Realty Metro
The John Merck Fund
The Leland Group
The Lion Company, Inc.
The North Face
The Pension Boards - UCC, Inc.
The Philosopher's Stoneground Regenerative Nut Butters
The Plantsman
The Rose Family Foundation
The Ruskin Group
The Scott Petinga Group
The Shift Network
The Stella Group, Ltd.
The Sustainability Guys
The Traveler Site
The Wei
The YES Bar Company
Thinkshift Communications
thinkstep Inc.
Third Partners, LLC
This Is Folly Design
Thornton Tomasetti
Thought Leader Public Relations
Three Corners Capital
Thrive Impact Sourcing and Ingage Partners
Tierra Vista Tours & Consulting
Tiffany & Co.
Time Crunch Health & Fitness
TopHatch, Inc.
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.
TPSS Co-op
Trade It, Inc.
Traditional Medicinals
Transformative Wealth Management, LLC
Tri-State Coalition for Responsible Investment
Trillium Asset Management
Trinity Health
Triple Mountain
Triskele Collaborative
Tuckerman & Co.
Tumblr, Inc.
Uber Technologies, Inc.
UltraCell Insulation, LLC
Under Armour
UNFI United Natural Foods Inc.
Unitarian Universalist Association
United Church Funds
Unity Digital Agency
Urban Moonshine
Urban Offsets
Vail Resorts
Velasquez Family Coffee
Verdical Group
Veris Wealth Partners
Veritas Technologies LLC
Vermont Ski Areas Association
Vermont Smoke & Cure
Vert Asset Management
Veteran Compost
VF Corporation
Vilicus Farms
Village Capital
Vincent P. Calvano, LLC
Virgin Management
VisionPoint Consulting, Inc.
Vivid Story
Volvo Group North America
Wagner Custom Skis
Warby Parker
WashPark Capital
Waste Farmers
Watershed West, LLC
WaterSmart Software PBC
Western Union
Whale's Tale
Wholesum Harvest
Wild Joe*s Coffee Spot
Win Before Trial
Windham Mountain Resort
Winkler Development Corporation
Wired Flare
WNWN International, Inc.
Wolf, DiMatteo + Associates
Woodward Tahoe
World Centric
Worthen Industries
Wrigley Investments LLC
Wynkoop Properties, LLC
Xanterra Parks & Resorts
Xylem Inc.
Yahoo! Inc
YellowDog Printing & Graphics
Yodsampa Consulting
York Machine Works
Z I A [zero impact architecture]
Zaurie Zimmerman Associates, Inc.
Zimmer Environmental Improvement
Zmartar, LLC


Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Bill De Blasio, Mayor of New York City
Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta
Kirk Caldwell, Mayor of Honolulu
Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston
Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston
Jackie Biskupski, Mayor of Salt Lake City
Roy D. Buol, Mayor of Dubuque
Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia
Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul
Trish Herrera Spencer, Mayor of Alameda
Kathy Sheehan, Mayor of Albany
Allison Silberberg, Mayor of Alexandria
Jeanne Sorg, Mayor of Ambler
Terence Roberts, Mayor of Anderson
Christopher Taylor, Mayor of Ann Arbor
Van W. Johnson, Mayor of Apalachicola
Susan Ornelas, Mayor of Arcata
Jay Fisette, Chair, County Board of Arlington
Esther Manheimer, Mayor of Asheville
Steve Skadron, Mayor of Aspen
Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin
Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor of Baltimore
Denny Doyle, Mayor of Beaverton
Jesse Arreguin, Mayor of Berkeley
John Hamilton, Mayor of Bloomington
Suzanne Jones, Mayor of Boulder
Lori Liu, Mayor of Brisbane
Brenda Hess, Mayor of Buchanan
Miro Weinberger, Mayor of Burlington
E. Denise Simmons, Mayor of Cambridge, MA
John Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
Mary Casillas Salas, Mayor of Chula Vista
Mayor Cranley, Mayor of Cincinnati
Brian Treece, Mayor of Columbia
Jeffrey Cooper, Mayor of Culver City
Michael S. Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas
Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver
Frank Cownie, Mayor of Des Moines
Emily Larson, Mayor of Duluth
William V. Bell, Mayor of Durham
Salvatore J. Panto, Jr., Mayor of Easton
David Kaptain, Mayor of Elgin
Jac Asher, Mayor of Emeryville
Lucy Vinis, Mayor of Eugene
Stephen H. Hagerty, Mayor of Evanston
Lioneld Jordan, Mayor of Fayetteville
Jack Seiler, Mayor of Fort Lauderdale
Tom Henry, Mayor of Fort Wayne
Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor of the City of Grand Rapids
Peter Swiderski, Mayor of Hastings-on-Hudson
Dawn Zimmer, Mayor of Hoboken
Svante Myrick, Mayor of Ithaca
Steven M. Fulop, Mayor of Jersey City
Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City
Bernard Carvalho, Mayor of Kauai
Dow Constantine, Executive of King County (WA)
Madeline Rogero, Mayor of Knoxville
Adam Paul, Mayor of Lakewood
Leslie Soden, Mayor of Lawrence
Mark Stodola, Mayor of Little Rock
Robert Garcia, Mayor of Long Beach
Dennis Coombs, Mayor of Longmont
Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville
Skylar Peak, Mayor of Malibu
Kirsten Keith, Mayor of Menlo Park
Philip Levine, Mayor of Miami Beach
Tom Barrett, Mayor of Milwaukee
Mark Gamba, Mayor of Milwaukie
Betsy Hodges, Mayor of Minneapolis
Isiah (Ike) Leggett, County Executive of Montgomery County
Ken Rosenberg, Mayor of Mountain View
Megan Barry, Mayor of Nashville
Jon Mitchell, Mayor of New Bedford
Mitch Landrieu, Mayor of New Orleans
Setti Warren, Mayor of Newton
Paul A. Dyster, Mayor of Niagara Falls
David Narkewicz, Mayor of Northampton
Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland
Buddy Dyer, Mayor of Orlando
Greg Scharff, Mayor of Palo Alto
Jack Thomas, Mayor of Park City
Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia
Greg Stanton, Mayor of Phoenix
William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh
Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland
Liz Lempert, Mayor of Princeton
Jorge O. Elorza, Mayor of Providence
Hillary Schieve, Mayor of Reno
Levar M. Stoney, Mayor of Richmond
Lovely Warren, Mayor of Rochester
Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento
Ed Lee, Mayor of San Francisco
Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose
Helene Schneider, Mayor of Santa Barbara
Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe
Ted Winterer, Mayor of Santa Monica
Chris Coursey, Mayor of Santa Rosa
Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle
Mike Nichols, Mayor of Solana Beach
Joe Curtatone, Mayor of Somerville
Suzanne Smith, Executive Director of Sonoma County Regional Climate Protection Authority
Shirlee Zane, Chairwoman of Sonoma County, California Board of Supervisors
Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend
Lyda Krewson, Mayor of St. Louis
Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg
Glenn Hendricks, Mayor of Sunnyvale
Daniel E. Dietch, Mayor of Surfside
Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor of Syracuse
Kate Stewart, Mayor of Takoma Park
Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee
Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa
Mohammed Hameeduddin, Mayor of Teaneck
Mark Mitchell, Mayor of Tempe
Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor of Tucson
Brian Stack, Mayor of Union City
Shelley Welsch, Mayor of University City
Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC
Lauren Meister, Mayor of West Hollywood
Jeri Muoio, Mayor of West Palm Beach
Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor of West Sacramento
Thomas Roach, Mayor of White Plains
Debora Fudge, Mayor of the Town of Windsor
Allen Joines, Mayor of Winston-Salem
Mike Spano, Mayor of Yonkers


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Christine Riordan, President of Adelphi University
Raymond Crossman, President of Adler University
Elizabeth Kiss, President of Agnes Scott College
James Mullen, President of Allegheny College
Sylvia Burwell, President of American University
Carolyn Martin, President of Amherst College
Sara Wenger Shenk, President of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Thomas Manley, President of Antioch College (OH)
Melinda Treadwell, Provost of Antioch University New England
Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University
Paul Pribbenow, President of Augsburg College
Robert Goldberg, President of Barnard College
Clayton Spencer, President of Bates College
Mariko Silver, President of Bennington College
Lyle Roelofs, President of Berea College
Ellen Kennedy, President of Berkshire Community College
Robert Kustra, President of Boise State University
Glen LeRoy, President of Boston Architectural College
Mickey Burnim, President of Bowie State University
Ronald Liebowitz, President of Brandeis University
John Sbrega, President of Bristol Community College
Thom Chesney, President of Brookhaven College
Kimberly Cassidy, President of Bryn Mawr College
John Bravman, President of Bucknell University
Christopher Kimball, President of California Lutheran University
Jeffrey Armstrong, President of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
Timothy White, Chancellor of California State University System
Gayle Hutchinson, President of California State University-Chico
Leroy Morishita, President of California State University-East Bay
Jane Conoley, President of California State University-Long Beach
Dianne Harrison, President of California State University-Northridge
Robert Nelsen, President of California State University-Sacramento
Gregory Smith, President of Central Community College
William Guerriero, Interim President of Chandler-Gilbert Community College
David Finegold, President of Chatham University
James Milliken, Chancellor of City University of New York (CUNY)
David Angel, President of Clark University
Anthony Collins, President of Clarkson University
David McInally, President of Coe College
Susan Stuebner, President of Colby-Sawyer College
Brian Casey, President of Colgate University
Darron Collins, President of College of the Atlantic
Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University
Katherine Bergeron, President of Connecticut College
Maria Thompson, President of Coppin State University
Carol Quillen, President of Davidson College
Jean Goodnow, President of Delta College
Adam Weinberg, President of Denison University
Neil Weissman, Acting President of Dickinson College
Elsa Núñez, President of Eastern Connecticut State University
Mary Cullinan, President of Eastern Washington University
Donald Eastman, President of Eckerd College
Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College
Janet Eisner, President of Emmanuel College
Jake Schrum, President of Emory & Henry College
F. Javier Cevallos, President of Framingham State University
Ronald Nowaczyk, President of Frostburg State University
Elizabeth Davis, President of Furman University
Robert Kenny, Interim President of Goddard College
José Bowen, President of Goucher College
Robert Pura, President of Greenfield Community College
Raynard Kington, President of Grinnell College
Jane Fernandes, President of Guilford College
Jonathan Lash, President of Hampshire College
Kimberly Benston, President of Haverford College
Lisa Rossbacher, President of Humboldt State University
Alan Cramb, President of Illinois Institute of Technology
James Troha, President of Juniata College
Jorge Gonzalez, President of Kalamazoo College
Dawood Farahi, President of Kean University
Leslie Bellavance, President of Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University
Sean Decatur, President of Kenyon College
Alison Byerly, President of Lafayette College
Linda Lujan, President of Lamar Community College
Mary Spilde, President of Lane Community College
Lewis Thayne, President of Lebanon Valley College
Jo Ann Rooney, President of Loyola University Chicago
Kevin Wildes, President of Loyola University New Orleans
Paula Carlson, President of Luther College
Brian Rosenberg, President of Macalester College
Kevinq Quigley, President of Marlboro College
David Podell, President of Massachusetts Bay Community College
Lou Anna Simon, President of Michigan State University
Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury College
John Anderson, President of Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Debra Derr, President of Mt. Hood Community College
Charles Lief, President of Naropa University
Milan Milasinovic, President of New England Culinary Institute
Joel Bloom, President of New Jersey Institute of Technology
Michael Young, President of New York Film Academy
Andrew Hamilton, President of New York University
Christa Slejko, President of North Lake College
Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University
Morton Schapiro, President of Northwestern University
Marvin Krislov, President of Oberlin College
Jonathan Veitch, President of Occidental College
Lawrence Schall, President of Oglethorpe University
Allan Belton, President of Pacific Lutheran University
Thomas Ramage, President of Parkland College
Cathy Dove, President of Paul Smith's College
Eric Barron, President of Pennsylvania State University
Melvin Oliver, President of Pitzer College
Mark Mitsui, President of Portland Community College
Wim Wiewel, President of Portland State University
John Flicker, President of Prescott College
Thomas Schwarz, President of Purchase College, State University of New York
Carlee Drummer, President of Quinebaug Valley Community College
Peter Mercer, President of Ramapo College of New Jersey
Bradley Bateman, President of Randolph College
William Destler, President of Rochester Institute of Technology
Donald Farish, President of Roger Williams University
Robert Barchi, President of Rutgers the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Campus
James Dlugos, President of Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Eugene Cornacchia, President of Saint Peter's University
Janet Dudley-Eshbach, President of Salisbury University
Stephen Sundborg, S.J., President of Seattle University
Kathleen McCartney, President of Smith College
Linda Schott, President of Southern Oregon University
David Evans, President of Southern Vermont College
Mary Campbell, President of Spelman College
Tuajuanda Jordan, President of St. Mary's College of Maryland
Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of State University of New York (SUNY)
James Stellar, Interim President of State University of New York at Albany
Donald Christian, President of State University of New York at New Paltz
Deborah Stanley, President of State University of New York College at Oswego
Quentin Wheeler, President of State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Harvey Kesselman, President of Stockton University
Kristine Young, President of SUNY Orange
Valerie Smith, President of Swarthmore College
Steven Knapp, President of The George Washington University
David Van Zandt, President of The New School
Kim Schatzel, President of Towson University
Patricia McGuire, President of Trinity Washington University
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College
Karin Hilgersom, President of Truckee Meadows Community College
Anthony Monaco, President of Tufts University
Stephen Ainlay, President of Union College (NY)
Melik Khoury, President of Unity College
Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley
Ralph Hexter, Interim Chancellor of University of California, Davis
Howard Gillman, Chancellor of University of California, Irvine
Dorothy Leland, Chancellor of University of California, Merced
Kim Wilcox, Chancellor of University of California, Riverside
Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor of University of California, San Diego
Susan Herbst, President of University of Connecticut
Eric Spina, President of University of Dayton
Dennis Assanis, President of University of Delaware
Rebecca Chopp, Chancellor of University of Denver
Louise Pagotto, Interim Chancellor of University of Hawai'i Kapi'olani Community College
Helen Cox, Chancellor of University of Hawai'i Kaua'i Community College
David Lassner, President of University of Hawai'i System
J. Bruce Harreld, President of University of Iowa
Jay Perman, President of University of Maryland Baltimore
Freeman Hrabowski III, President of University of Maryland Baltimore County
Donald Boesch, President of University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Wallace Loh, President of University of Maryland College Park
Juliette Bell, President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Javier Miyares, President of University of Maryland University College
Kumble Subbaswamy, Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Amherst
J. Keith Motley, Chancellor of University of Massachusetts Boston
Michelle Behr, Chancellor of University of Minnesota-Morris
Mark Huddleston, President of University of New Hampshire
Michael Schill, President of University of Oregon
Ronald Crutcher, President of University of Richmond
Paul Fitzgerald S.J., President of University of San Francisco
Harris Pastides, President of University of South Carolina Columbia
Ana Mari Cauce, President of University of Washington
Robert Caret, Chancellor of University System of Maryland
Jonathan Chenette, President of Vassar College
Thomas Greene, President of Vermont College of Fine Arts
Marc Mihaly, President and Dean of Vermont Law School
Peter Donohue, President of Villanova University
Scott Miller, President of Virginia Wesleyan College
Paula Johnson, President of Wellesley College
Jonathan Gibralter, President of Wells College
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University
John Dunn, President of Western Michigan University
Lee Rasch, President of Western Technical College
Sabah Randhawa, President of Western Washington University
Dennis Hanno, President of Wheaton College (MA)
Kathleen Murray, President of Whitman College
Adam Falk, President of Williams College
Richard Helton, Interim President of Wittenberg University


“We remain steadfastly committed to the sustainability, carbon and energy goals that we have set as a company and to the Paris Agreement’s ultimate success. Our experience shows us that these investments and innovations are good for our planet, our company, our customers and the economy.” – Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft

“The coalition harnesses the power of scientific research and political and corporate leadership to make good on America’s promise to the world. Collectively we have resolved to meet or exceed our Paris Agreement commitments.” – Dorothy Leland, Chancellor, UC-Merced

“UConn is deeply committed to supporting environmental health and sustainability in any way we can. The decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement does not mean that we as a university should abdicate our own responsibility to do what we believe is best for our state, the nation, and the world with respect to our environment. We will steadfastly continue to do our part in contributing to global efforts to address climate change.” – Susan Herbst, President, University of Connecticut

“It is very regrettable that the US has decided to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty. In our opinion, we should not waste the opportunity to future-proof our economies and companies. We can’t pass on the bill to next generations. Therefore, DSM remains committed to climate action.” – Feike Sijbesma, CEO, Royal DSM

“We have been operating on 100 percent renewable energy since 1999, and will remain committed to climate-smart policies in our business and to adopting new and exciting innovations. This is not only good for the planet—it’s good for business. We hope our leaders and fellow businesses will join us in looking ahead and championing the reality that there is no conflict between economic growth and environmental stewardship.” – Josh Prigge, Director of Regenerative Development, Fetzer Vineyards

“The loud voice of business and investment - even as the President makes this historic mistake - has been an inspiration. The U.S. economy is an incredibly powerful engine for growth and prosperity and a wide variety of companies and investors have made it clear that even though the President is relinquishing America’s leadership, we will take up the challenge.” – Jonas Kron, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, Trillium Asset Management

“We strongly disagree with the decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement and remain committed to running a carbon neutral business and working toward a clean energy economy. We are proud to stand with millions of Americans, US companies, and city and state leaders who are in support of climate action.” – Kevin Cleary, CEO, Clif Bar & Company

“Gap Inc. believes that action on climate change is not an option, it’s an imperative. This is an issue that impacts all of us, and our company was an early and emphatic supporter of the Paris climate agreement. We’re proud to join this group of innovative leaders from cities, states, businesses, and civil society across the US in a commitment to taking action and doing the right thing for our planet and our people.” – Art Peck, President and CEO, Gap Inc.

“Climate change is one of the most important issues of our time. I believe we are faced today with a choice - we either act responsibly and move to address the damage we’ve done to our planet, or we act irresponsibly by failing to ensure a climate-resilient future. At Levi Strauss & Co., we will choose responsibility, and I hope that other business leaders will stand with us. Our future depends on it.” – Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.

“Aspen Skiing Company isn’t just opposing withdrawal from Paris. We’re going to fight it to the ground, and we’re going to implement the Paris accords ourselves, in our business, in Colorado, and as soon as possible, nationally.” – Auden Schendler, Vice President, Sustainability, Aspen Skiing Company

“Aveda joins many other businesses, local government and academic leaders in continuing to support climate action to meet the Paris Agreement. Aveda remains committed to our longstanding efforts to fight climate change. We will continue to purchase renewable energy and carbon offsets for our manufacturing and other North American operations while striving to be more energy efficient, work with suppliers to reduce the carbon footprint of our supply chain, work with NGO partners and other business to advocate for urgently needed policies, and educate the professionals in our retail, salon and spa network and their guests on actions they can take to make a difference.” – Aveda

“Now that Fortune 500 companies are including climate disclosure in their 10-K reports, we have good data indicating the business risks and upside associated with climate are material to shareholders. More than $4 trillion in assets are at risk due to climate change, $60 billion in energy is wasted in US businesses alone, and there’s a $5.5 trillion market for low-carbon goods and services. We are ready to capitalize on this business opportunity, creating both jobs and profit for shareholders. At Autodesk, we are all in, and are more committed than ever to enlist our customers to design, build and manufacture net positive climate solutions.” – Lynelle Cameron, VP of Sustainability for Autodesk and CEO of the Autodesk Foundation, Autodesk

“State attorneys general are on the front lines fighting to protect our residents, the global community, and future generations from the dangers of climate change. We have long led efforts to promote clean energy and clean energy jobs in our states, advance smart policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and defend the progress we’ve made to address this threat. On behalf of our communities, our businesses, and our residents, the state attorneys general are proud to join this national alliance in support of achieving American commitments to the Paris Agreement.” – Maura Healey, Attorney General, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The 19 state attorneys general joining the coalition today include:

Xavier Becerra, California Attorney General
George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General
Matt Denn, Delaware Attorney General
Karl A. Racine, District of Columbia Attorney General
Doug S. Chin, Hawaii Attorney General
Lisa Madigan, Illinois Attorney General
Tom Miller, Iowa Attorney General
Janet E. Mills, Maine Attorney General
Brian E. Frosh, Maryland Attorney General
Maura Healey, Massachusetts Attorney General
Lori Swanson, Minnesota Attorney General
Hector Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General
Eric T. Schneiderman, New York Attorney General
Josh Stein, North Carolina Attorney General
Ellen F. Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General
Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General
Peter F. Kilmartin, Rhode Island Attorney General
Thomas J. Donovan Jr., Vermont Attorney General
Mark R. Herring, Virginia Attorney General
About this effort
This statement was coordinated by The B Team, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Center for American Progress, Ceres, CDP, Climate Mayors, Climate Nexus, C40, C2ES, Environmental Defense Fund, Environmental Entrepreneurs, Georgetown Climate Center, ICLEI, National League of Cities, Rocky Mountain Institute, Second Nature, Sierra Club, The Climate Group, We Mean Business, and World Wildlife Fund.


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