For Immediate Release
Jennifer K. Falcon, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 218-760-9958
Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to US Rejoining the Paris Agreement
WASHINGTON - Today, President Biden announced that the United States will rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement, reversing the actions of former president Donald Trump.
The Indigenous Environmental Network provides the following statement in response:
“The Indigenous Environmental Network welcomes the Biden Administration’s announcement that the United States will rejoin the Paris Agreement. Although the purpose of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the reduction of greenhouse gases, emissions have actually risen since 1992.
SCROLL TO CONTINUE WITH CONTENT
Nonprofit. Independent. Reader-Supported
No advertising. No paywalls. No selling your data. Our content is free. Free to read. Free to republish. Free to share.
But, without support from our readers, we simply don't exist. Please, select a donation method and stand with us today.
Financial support for the fossil fuel industry has increased every year since the Paris Agreement was adopted, to the tune of 2.7 trillion dollars since 2016, with fossil fuel financing dominated by big US banks. Given this dismal history of international cooperation and the inability to reduce emissions under the carbon market-focused Kyoto Protocol, we will continue to organize against the US relying on the false solutions of carbon pricing mechanisms that do not cut emissions at source. Biden must take real action towards keeping fossil fuels in the ground, as well as providing support for equitable emissions reductions world-wide and just ways of building an international movement to address the climate crisis.”
Here is IEN’s previous statement on the UNFCCC COP21 Paris Agreement, released on the last day of the climate accord.
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.
Please select a donation method:
Established in 1990 within the United States, IEN was formed by grassroots Indigenous peoples and individuals to address environmental and economic justice issues (EJ). IEN’s activities include building the capacity of Indigenous communities and tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.