(SAN FRANCISCO - September 29, 2017) “The damaging earthquakes of the 7th and 19th of September in Mexico, as well as the series of hurricanes, have devastated Cuba and several countries in the Caribbean, Latin America, as well as the southern United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Environmental Defense Fund expresses its most profound sympathy and solidarity with those that have been affected by these events.
“It is in these moments of crises, more than ever, that we need unity and collaboration. We are moved and inspired to see the acts of generosity, and the great empathy which so many citizens have shown, as well as the invaluable international support which was quickly mobilized by several countries. These acts of kindness show us that it is possible to confront adversity by working together.
“We reiterate our commitment - both as individuals and as an organization - to work for a more prosperous and resilient world. Going forward, we must ensure all nations are prepared to face disasters – both natural and related to climate change. We join the call to continue supporting each other not only through these difficult times, but also in our everyday lives, to foster a level of community that protects future generations from the devastation we have witnessed in the past weeks.”
- Diane Regas, Executive Director, EDF
For the Spanish-language version of this statement, click here.
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