The American industrial green industry is facing a hard push ahead of the presidential election in 2020.
The National Association of Manufacturers and other industry groups have warned that a Trump administration would slash green hiring by 10 percent or more.
“There are many of these [green hiring] initiatives, which would have an impact of hundreds of millions of dollars,” said Matthew Miller, president of the Institute for Green Jobs and Technology, a Washington-based group that advocates for green jobs.
“And if the President elects to put those policies into effect, there will be consequences for the green industry.”
President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on an anti-globalization platform and pledged to dismantle the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC.
The group said the move would cause a major disruption to U.S. manufacturing and energy production.
The United States has the largest global trade surplus and exports more than $700 billion in goods annually, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The group has said that Trump’s proposal would eliminate nearly a third of the U.N. greenhouse gas reduction goal, which was originally set at 450 parts per million.
It said the proposal would create “a new climate catastrophe” by pushing the United States into a new phase of climate change.
“Trump’s actions could cost American jobs and hurt the American economy by crippling our energy security, hurting our exports and hurting the U