Earlier today, President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord, saying that the agreement is "very unfair at the highest level to the United States." The pact, aimed at fighting climate change by limiting carbon emissions, adopting clean energy practices and phasing out fossil fuels, was agreed to by 195 different countries in 2015. According to outlets like Green Label, more than 50% of Americans in every state support remaining in the agreement.
Nike, a company that hasn't shied away from speaking out against Trump's policies and ideas, is opposing the decision to withdraw. The company issued the following statement, as first shared by Sara Eisen:
"We are deeply disappointed by the recent shift in climate policy. Nike believes that climate change is a serious global threat and that the world will need to radically redesign industrial systems and economies in order to enable a low-carbon growth economy. We will continue to honor the core commitments of the American Business Act on Climate Change Pledge, including reaching 100% renewable energy in all Nike owned or operated facilities around the world by 2025, participating in the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge and advancing materials innovation globally."