It is past time for the U.S. to finally act the way a climate leader must — both within its borders and internationally. And so now the U.S., beginning with the Biden-Harris administration, must do its Fair Share in addressing the climate crisis.
As the world’s largest historical emitter, the United States must do more to address the climate crisis. To date, the United States has contributed more to climate change than any other country in the world. It is also the world’s wealthiest country, with much of its wealth being accumulated through activities that have directly or indirectly fueled climate change. Even within the U.S., we see all too well how the devastating impacts of extractive and polluting activities are concentrated in low-income, Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities, while the wealth accumulated through these practices is concentrated in the hands of just a few. These are truths that cannot be ignored.
Rejoining the Paris Agreement is not enough. Corporate Accountability and more than 100 other organizations representing millions of people across the United States are calling on the Biden-Harris administration to fulfill an obligation to address the climate crisis and honor the U.S.’ climate Fair Share. Read our demands by downloading the sign on letter above.