For Immediate Release, December 10, 2019


Jean Su, Center for Biological Diversity, +1 (415) 770-3187,
Taylor Billings, Corporate Accountability, +1 (504) 621-6487,

U.S. Groups to Unveil Plan at UN Conference for Next President to Declare National Climate Emergency

MADRID— Environmental and climate-justice groups from the United States will host a press conference Wednesday at the United Nations climate conference to unveil a plan urging the next U.S. president to take 10 executive actions in her or his first 10 days in office to confront the climate crisis.

The groups’ action plan calls for the next president to use existing executive powers to take bold, foundational steps on climate. Those include immediately rejoining the Paris Agreement and making ambitious pollution cuts and finance commitments consistent with the country’s historical contribution to the greenhouse gas emissions.

The Trump administration withdrew from the landmark 2015 Paris Accord in November of this year.

What: Press conference on release of “Top 10 Climate Actions for the Next President’s First 10 Days in Office”

When: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 9-9:30 am GMT +1.

Where: MOCHA in Hall 4 at the United Nations climate conference in Madrid, Spain; live streaming available here.

Who: Speakers from the Center for Biological Diversity, Action Aid USA, Corporate Accountability International, Oil Change International, Climate Justice Alliance,, and Earthworks

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.6 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

Corporate Accountability is a 40-year-old membership organization that stops transnational corporations from undermining public health, human rights, democracy, and the environment.