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08 August 2017

Congress and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Lawmaker's Perspective on Strong U.S. Leadership in the UN and on Climate Action

Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Location: Rayburn House Office Building Room 2168 (Gold Room)
                45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20515

Cost: Free 

Since the recent announcement of the United States’ decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement (CP21) on June 1, 2017 by President Trump, the fundamental existence of climate-driven policies to help mitigate climate change have been placed at a standstill and in some cases entirely eliminated.
Despite the warnings from several companies, organizations and other entities at the local, state and national levels the Trump administration continues to ignore the imperative need to implement and execute these salient policies.
President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement is a repudiation of possibly one of the great achievements of the United Nations and of the strong legacy of US-UN bipartisan leadership in support of the post-World War II global order.

This event will address the potential consequences and risks associated with this recent withdrawal and will bring in the perspective of Representative Don Beyer (VA-08), the Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.

The program will also look at the current situation as addressed by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #17 (Partnerships for the Goals) as catalyst for the UN Association to reaffirm efforts to inform, educate and advocate for global cooperation.

Opening Remarks & Introducer: Thomas (Huan-Cheng) Liu, Member, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee
Featuring: Honorable Don Beyer (VA-08), Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives
Moderator: George Ingram, Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
Closing Remarks: Patrick Realiza, Chair, UNA-NCA Sustainable Development Committee

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