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On World Environment Day,
 Dr. Crossman Pledges to Uphold 
 Paris Climate Agreement 06.05.17
On World Environment Day,
Dr. Crossman Pledges to Uphold
Paris Climate Agreement

By way of President Raymond E. Crossman, Ph.D., Adler University joined a growing list June 5 of nearly 200 institutions standing up to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Monday that a total of 180 university leaders had signed a pledge  to remain steadfast to the goals laid out in the agreement, which was signed in 2015 by representatives of nearly 200 nations.

“The landmark agreement succeeded where past attempts failed because it allowed each country to set its own emission reduction targets and adopt its own strategies for reaching them,” stated university representatives’ in the signed letter, which they named, “We are Still In.” “In addition, nations - inspired by the actions of local and regional governments, along with businesses - came to recognize that fighting climate change brings significant economic and public health benefits. The Trump administration's announcement undermines a key pillar in the fight against climate change and damages the world's ability to avoid the most dangerous and costly effects of climate change. Importantly, it is also out of step with what is happening in the United States."

Under the pledge, leaders in both the private and public sectors outside the federal government promise to engage with the international community to reduce the effects of global warming, reports The Chronicle.

“In the absence of leadership from Washington, states, cities, colleges and universities, businesses and investors, representing a sizeable percentage of the U.S. economy will pursue ambitious climate goals, working together to take forceful action and to ensure that the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing emissions,” the pledge states.

Read the full letter for additional details.

About Adler University

Adler University educates students to engage the world and create a more just society. Established in 1952, it enrolls more than 1,400 students in master’s and doctoral programs for social change through its campuses in downtown Chicago and Vancouver, as well as an Online Campus. Adler University’s mission is to continue the pioneering work of Alfred Adler, the first community psychologist, by graduating socially responsible practitioners, engaging communities and advancing social justice.