Donald Trump is currently deciding whether or not to stay in the Paris climate agreement, a pact between 195 nations that promises to reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses emitted by each country. During his campaign, Trump said he would “cancel” the accord, meaning he would withdraw from the agreement if elected President. But lately, pressure has been mounting for him to stay. Most recently from none other than the luxury jewelry retailer, Tiffany & Co.
Today, the company took out an ad in the New York Times, and posted the same message on all of their social media accounts: “Dear President Trump, We’re still in for bold climate action. Please keep the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement. The disaster of climate change is too real, and the threat to our planet and to our children is too great.”
— Tiffany & Co. (@TiffanyAndCo) May 9, 2017
The source also points out that while some may see this as random, Tiffany & Co. has long been a champion of sustainability. “We understand that the long-term resilience of our planet and its natural resources, the well-being of people and the success of our business go hand-in-hand,” a statement on the jeweler’s website reads, “which is why it is key for us to have a positive impact where we operate.”
According to the Boston Globe, because the agreement has already come into force, parties must wait three years to request withdrawal, followed by a one-year notice period. “The United States is part of the agreement for the next four years. Any White House announcement to pull out of the pact will have no direct effects for this presidential term.” Still, Trump has reportedly decided to postpone his official decision until after the G7 Summit, which will take place later this month, in Sicily.