Oceanside, CA – June 7, 2018
We are still in. 3fficient joins a growing group of US cities, states, universities, tribes and other organizations committed to the climate effort. “For us, it is already in our DNA and core to our business beliefs. 3fficient was founded to help develop and implement solutions that make burning of fossil fuels irrelevant”, said Doug Poffinbarger, President and CEO. “Our signatory statement makes it crystal clear how we feel about climate change and those who deny its root cause. Change is never easy and sometimes we have to call out our fellow humans when they are behaving badly or ignore basic facts”. Poffinbarger continued. We are doubling down on our commitment to all humans and cities. It takes a village to resolve big issues. We have the skills to help and we are stepping up to collaborate, support and lead the way.
About the Paris Climate Accord.
The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris), Paris climate accord or Paris climate agreement is an agreement within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) dealing with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation, and finance starting in the year 2020. The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 196 parties at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC in Paris and adopted by consensus on 12 December 2015. As of June 2018, 195 UNFCCC members have signed the agreement, and 178 have become party to it. The Agreement aims long-term goal of keeping the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; and to aim to limit the increase to 1.5°C, since this would significantly reduce risks and the impacts of climate change.
In the Paris Agreement, each country determines, plans and regularly reports its own contribution it should make in order to mitigate global warming. There is no mechanism to force a country to set a specific target by a specific date, but each target should go beyond previously set targets. In June 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the agreement. Under the agreement, the earliest effective date of withdrawal for the U.S. is November 2020, shortly before the end of President Trump’s current term.
About We are Still In.
Mayors, governors, and business leaders first began signing the We Are Still In declaration in June 2017 as a promise to world leaders that Americans would not retreat from the global pact to reduce emissions and stem the causes of climate change. The bipartisan coalition has since doubled in size, expanding to include over 2,700 representatives from all 50 states, spanning large and small businesses, mayors and governors, university presidents, faith leaders, tribal leaders, and cultural institutions. We Are Still In signatories represent a constituency of more than half of all Americans, and taken together, they represent $6.2 trillion, a bigger economy than any nation other than the U.S. or China.
3fficient helps organizations become more efficient, productive and sustainable by delivering green building upgrades, clean energy and smart cities as a service. 3fficient is an international award winning cleantech solutions integrator and incubator of new innovations. Learn more about our climate action commitments in our signatory statement here.