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Auburn University Signs Pledge to Demonstrate Support for Strong International Climate Action

By November 20, 2015June 15th, 2018No Comments
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The 2015 UN Climate Change Conference is in Paris.

Auburn University recently joined more than 200 other colleges and universities in signing the American Campuses on Climate Pledge.  The White House Council on Environmental Quality organized this effort to demonstrate support in higher education for strong international action on climate by world leaders in Paris at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, informally known as COP21.  Here is the pledge:

“As institutions of higher education, we applaud the progress already made to promote clean energy and climate action as we seek a comprehensive, ambitious agreement at the upcoming United Nations Climate Negotiations in Paris. We recognize the urgent need to act now to avoid irreversible costs to our global community’s economic prosperity and public health and are optimistic that world leaders will reach an agreement to secure a transition to a low carbon future. Today our school pledges to accelerate the transition to low-carbon energy while enhancing sustainable and resilient practices across our campus.”  

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