WASHINGTON (November 17, 2015)— Following the recent tragic attacks in Paris, Beirut, and elsewhere around the world, the international climate negotiations are scheduled to proceed.

Following is a statement by Dr. Andrew Steer, president & CEO, World Resources Institute:

“The recent brutal attacks in Paris and elsewhere are deeply troubling and our hearts go out to all of those affected. But we refuse to let fear prevail over our convictions. Our team of experts will push forward in support of a climate agreement in Paris not only because of the urgency of the issue, but to show our deep solidarity with the people of France. Our hope is that this summit will demonstrate unequivocally that the global community can come together around common solutions. We will pursue a climate agreement that enhances safety for vulnerable communities, increases global prosperity, and protects people and the planet for future generations.”