President Trump has announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The landmark climate accord looks to prevent further damage due to climate change by dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance starting in 2020. The Paris Agreement was signed by 195 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change members.
Florida International University has several experts who can speak to the implications of the United States withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, including environmental and political aspects. For a list of FIU’s Paris Agreement experts, please click here.
For questions or assistance in contacting any of the following experts, please call the Office of Media Relations:
- Maydel Santana, director: 305-348-1555, [email protected]
- Dianne Fernandez, broadcast media specialist: 305-608-4870, dfernand37@fiu. edu
- JoAnn Adkins, director of marketing & PR, College of Arts, Sciences & Education: 305-348-0398, j[email protected]
- Evelyn Perez, account manager, marketing & PR, College of Arts, Sciences & Education: 305-348-4493, [email protected]
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