The Fortune 500 Can’t Go Along with a Rollback on Climate Policy
The Paris climate agreement – under which governments from around the world agreed to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — came into force last week, and this week delegates from almost 200 countries are meeting in Marrakech to consider the progress that has been made since the agreement was signed and the best ways to move forward.
But President-elect Trump is on record as asserting that climate change is a hoax and that if elected he would take the U.S. out of the Paris agreement. At this stage he could also attempt to roll back the EPA clean power plan and the other regulatory initiatives that the Obama administration has put into place over the last eight years. It is very possible that global cooperation to fight climate change will collapse as a result of the Trump presidency.
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