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SU reaffirms its support for the Paris Agreement

December 14, 2020

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Marking the fifth anniversary of the historic Paris Agreement’s adoption, Seattle University joined the “America Is All In” declaration together with other leaders calling on the incoming administration to rejoin the accord, launch a national mobilization on climate and clean recovery, and partner with local governments, businesses and community institutions to achieve #NetZero emissions by 2050. 

Seattle U previously affirmed its support of the Paris Agreement, following the Trump Administration’s decision in 2017 to abandon the accord. “Climate change is a defining issue for our students’ generation and their future,” President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., wrote at the time. “I stand with all who are committed to addressing it with a sense of urgency.” 

A year later the university’s Board of Trustees voted to divest from fossil fuels by 2023. The university reported this spring that it is ahead of schedule in meeting that goal. 

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