What you can do about the Paris Agreement:

When the Trump administration announced its decision to leave the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the world responded in outrage. Indeed, this decision is an extreme outcome of conflicts of interest run amok, and it does not reflect the will and interests of most people in the United States or around the world.

But all is not lost.

For the past few years, Corporate Accountability International and our allies around the world have been advancing a conflict of interest policy at the international level that will protect climate policy from the outsized influence of the fossil fuel industry. In May, for the first time, this issue took front and center at the U.N. climate treaty meetings.

As Global South governments pointed out, we wouldn’t let the fox guard the henhouse, so why do we allow big polluters and those representing their interests to participate in creating climate change policy? In fact, because of the rules of the Paris Agreement, it’s likely that over the next four years, the U.S. will continue to play a role in the negotiations. And you can be sure that U.S. delegates will attempt to push the fossil fuel industry’s profit-driven agenda.

The rest of the world must act boldly and swiftly to protect the Paris Agreement from corporate interference and advance a conflict of interest policy at the next Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23).

Take action now!