USA's Paris Climate Agreement stance disappointing, says CIEH

Publication Date: 2nd June 2017

Subject: Environmental protection

Following the news that Donald Trump has officially pulled the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement, Tony Lewis, Head of Policy for CIEH, said: 

“It’s a very sad state of affairs when one of the world’s largest polluters goes back so quickly on their promises. The Paris Climate Agreement was an important global agreement in putting measures together to help reduce the impact of pollution and we all have our part to play, from the biggest nations to the smallest.

“CIEH’s campaign on air quality, highlighting the role of EHPs in controlling and mitigating air pollution issues here in the UK, helps illustrate our members’ important work in contributing to the management of climate change.”

ENDS 

Notes to editors 

For CIEH enquiries, please contact Steven Fifer on: 020 7827 5922 or email s.fifer@cieh.org

Link to official note from the White House: https://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2017/06/01/president-donald-j-trump-announces-us-withdrawal-paris-climate-accord 

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):   

CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 7,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved. 

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.  

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