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File photo: President Donald Trump talks to Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board


At odds with Trump, Tim Cook, different tech CEOs, signal renewed dedication to Paris Agreement

Despite having a seemingly cordial relationship with President Trump, Apple CEO Tim Cook reiterated one grave space of disagreement on Monday — the Paris Agreement.

Cook, together with a number of different tech CEOs comparable to Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Tesla’s Elon Musk and go-ogle’s Sundar Pichai, signed an announcement that claims these corporations will proceed to help the 2015 Paris Agreement to assist counter the results of local weather change, but additionally place the U.S. for a brand new financial age.

“Participation in the Paris Agreement enables us to plan for a just transition and create new decent, family-supporting jobs and economic opportunity,” the group of CEOs, whose corporations make use of greater than 2 million folks within the U.S., wrote within the letter.

File photograph: President Donald Trump talks to Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook throughout the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board’s first assembly within the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Cook additionally tweeted in regards to the letter, noting “[h]umanity has never faced a greater or more urgent threat than climate change — and it’s one we must face together.”

“Staying in the Paris Agreement will strengthen our competitiveness in global markets, positioning the United States to lead the deployment of new technologies that support the transition, provide for our workers and communities, and create jobs and companies built to last,” the executives continued. “It also supports investment by setting clear goals which enable long-term planning. It encourages innovation to achieve emissions reductions at low cost.”

The letter particularly asks the U.S. to rethink staying within the Paris Agreement. In early November, the Trump administration started its formal withdrawal from the landmark settlement.

“Two years ago, we knew that supporting the Paris Agreement was what was needed to help keep companies competitive and thriving under the shifting expectations of Americans. We stand with the 77 [percent] of registered American voters and over 4,000 American states, cities and businesses supporting the Paris Agreement,” the letter reads, including that whereas there was progress, extra work is required to fight the results of local weather change.

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“This moment calls for greater, more accelerated action than we’ve seen. It calls for the strong policy framework the Paris Agreement provides, one that allows the US the freedom to choose our own path to emissions reductions,” the letter concludes. “The promise of the Paris Agreement is one of a just and prosperous world. We urge the United States to join us in staying in.”

The Executive Council & Chair of International Committee of the AFL-CIO additionally signed the letter, with the group representing an extra 12.5 million American staff.

The letter comes shortly after a gaggle of Apple workers expressed their help for Cook’s efforts to foyer Trump on behalf of the corporate.

The survey, carried out for Fortune by nameless office social community Blind, reveals that 81.6 p.c of the tech big’s workers help Cook in his efforts to talk immediately with Trump on points that have an effect on the corporate and assist “shape policy in Apple’s favor.”

The two males have had a relationship seemingly for the reason that begin of Trump’s presidency, one which has appeared to have solely grown over time.

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In March, Trump mentioned that Cook had “develop into a pal of mine” during a meeting for the president’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. Separately during that meeting, Trump mistakenly called Cook “Tim Apple” in a slip of the tongue. Cook later determined to have a little bit of enjoyable on the president’s expense, altering the identify of his Twitter account to Tim Apple.

The 58-year-old Cook is without doubt one of the few CEOs in America with a direct line to Trump, in keeping with an October report in The Wall Street Journal. “He’s [Cook] an ideal govt,” The Journal quoted Trump as saying, with the president including “[o]thers go out and hire very expensive consultants. Tim Cook calls Donald Trump directly.”

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