UK-GBC reacts to US withdrawal from Paris Agreement

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has today responded to the announcement from President Trump that the US will withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

John Alker, Campaign and Policy Director at UK-GBC said:

"Trump's rejection of the Paris Agreement was predictable and depressing. But the response from many world leaders, businesses and cities has been swift and inspiring.

"The UK Green Building Council is proud to stand together with our colleagues in over 70 countries, including the US, with a global network of 32,000 member businesses around the world. We reject the discredited notion that climate action comes at the expense of economic growth.

"We see the evidence on a daily basis that progressive businesses, working in partnership with ambitious policy-makers, are creating low carbon, resilient and healthy places for people to live and work. The nations, regions, cities and businesses that will thrive in the future understand and embrace the climate challenge."

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UK-GBC is a member of WorldGBC, a global network of over 70 green building councils across the globe. www.worldgbc.org

About UK-GBC

UK-GBC is a charity and an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment.

With over 400 member organisations spanning the entire value chain, we represent the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders striving for transformational change.

We inspire, challenge and empower our members, helping them to identify and adopt the most sustainable, viable solutions.

We also engage our members in advocating a progressive message to government, informing and influencing green building policy.

More information about UK-GBC can be found here: www.ukgbc.org

Published: 02/06/2017