The CEOs of many tech firms, including Microsoft., Apple and Google have signed the United for Paris Agreement letter, questioning the United States government to remain a part of the cause to combat climate change.

As per the United Nations:

The Paris Agreement central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Beleaguered President Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement early into his administration, a move that remains deeply unpopular as demonstrated by this latest effort to remain part of the accord. While the announcement was made in 2017, the US remains part of the Agreement until 2020.

“Staying in the Paris Agreement will strengthen our competitiveness in global markets, positioning the United States to lead the deployment of new technologies that support the transition, provide for our workers and communities, and create jobs and companies built to last,” the open letter reads in an appeal to the President’s verbal commitment to an America First policy. “It also supports investment by setting clear goals which enable long-term planning. It encourages innovation to achieve emissions reductions at low cost.”

Alongside tech firms, CEOs representing presirgious firms like Disney, L’Oreal, MAsterCard have also signed on the effort. You can click the link below to see the full list.

Source: United For Paris Agreement

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