Planet first, Trump last – UNI condemns Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate deal
UNI Global Union reacted with condemnation to President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate deal. Given that the United States is the second-largest emitter of carbon behind China, the Trump decision to turn climate rogue will make it even harder to keep global warming at or below 2c the goal set for a planet safe for people.
“President Trump is on the wrong side of history,” said UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings. “This latest miscalculated act makes us even more determined than ever to work for people and planet.”
“We will not let toxic Trump deter us from our task to reduce C02 emissions. We express our solidarity with the American people, civil society and unions who will keep up the fight for a healthy planet. Planet first, Trump last.”
UNI General Secretary Philip Jennings will be speaking on Tuesday at the OECD forum on ‘Climate Change Strategies in a Connected World’.