For Immediate Release:
Contact: Cara Cook, ANHE Climate Change Program Coordinator
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments is deeply disappointed in the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the monumental Paris Agreement, the first legally binding commitment to address climate change on a global scale. As one of the countries that has contributed the most to climate change, President Trump’s dangerous decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement shows poor leadership and disregard for the countries and populations that are most at risk for current and future impacts from climate change.
“Without strong action on a global scale we will continue to see increasing threats to human health, including increases in asthma and respiratory disorders, vector-borne diseases, and heat-related illness and death” said Katie Huffling, a nurse and Executive Director of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments. “Our profession has a moral responsibility to ensure that health of our patients, communities, and future generations is protected. As the urgency to act on climate to protect the health of our patients, communities, and future generations increases, the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments will continue to resist efforts that reverse action on climate and threaten public health.”
The Mission of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments: Promoting healthy people and healthy environments by educating and leading the nursing profession, advancing research, incorporating evidence-based practice, and influencing policy.