Ceo Paris Agreement

The letter expressly calls on the United States to reconsider remaining in the Paris Agreement. In early November, the Trump administration began its formal withdrawal from the pioneering deal. Other tech leaders shared their disappointment. Apple`s Tim Cook wrote a letter to employees, which is available on the Washington Post, saying he spoke to Mr. Trump on Tuesday and “tried to convince him to keep the United States in the deal. But it wasn`t enough. He wrote that “we will never float because we know that future generations depend on us,” and said in a tweet that the withdrawal was “wrong for our planet.” Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said he was “deeply disappointed” and Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith wrote on LinkedIn that the company had “actively involved the Trump administration in the business case” to stay in the deal, and “we all live on a small planet and every nation needs to work with others to protect it.” In a statement, Intel said it “firmly” believes the U.S. should continue to participate in the deal. “Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy and endangers the future of our children,” Zuckerberg said. Despite a seemingly cordial relationship with President Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday repeated a serious area of divergence – the Paris Agreement. In the past, companies have expressed support for the Paris Climate Agreement and the global framework encourages comprehensive cooperation between the public and private sectors. Corporate America`s efforts to influence Trump on the deal extend at least until shortly after the election, when hundreds of large and small companies, from Starbucks to Monsanto, signed a letter of support for the Paris climate agreement.

“The failure to build a low-carbon economy endangers American prosperity,” the letter said, calling the Paris climate agreement “a historic opportunity to tackle climate change.” Despite the latest calls from executives and months of letters and contacts from some of the world`s biggest U.S. companies and CEOs in the White House, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, breaking the ranks of almost every country in the world and saying he would try to renegotiate the deal or strike a new one. “We`re going down,” Trump said in a Rose Garden announcement Thursday afternoon, “but we`re going to start negotiating and we`ll see if we can make a fair deal. If we can, that`s great. If we can`t, it doesn`t matter. In recent months, hundreds of companies have asked the Trump administration to stay in the deal. Apple, Starbucks, Gap, Nike, Adidas, L`Oreal and Monsanto all have their support for the Paris Agreement for the preview…