“We share the goals of the Paris Agreement to fight climate change with science, innovation and leadership,” Spina said in a prepared statement today. “We recognize that environmental stewardship is a social justice issue, and that failure to act on climate change disproportionately affects the poor and disadvantaged throughout the world.”
Spina said that UD students are “deeply concerned” about the environment and that the impact goes beyond reducing greenhouse gases to building more sustainable communities by developing alternative energy sources.
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“As the world makes the transition to a clean energy economy, it is important that the U.S. continue our leadership to ensure we are creating, and benefiting from, the jobs and economic growth emerging from advances in research and technology” Spina said.