Pelosi Statement on Historic Paris Climate Summit Agreement

Dec 12, 2015
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill/Evangeline George, 202-226-7616

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after delegates to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit announced a final agreement to limit carbon pollution and address the climate crisis:

“The success of the Paris Climate Summit is truly a monumental moment in the history of the world.  I congratulate President Obama for his indispensable leadership in getting this agreement.  Secretary Kerry and our negotiators are to be commended for securing such a bold, global commitment to act on climate. 

“With the Paris Agreement, the world has come together to affirm that clean energy is the future.  As we move toward more ambitious action in the decades ahead, we must ensure that America is equipped to lead in the clean energy economy.  We will continue to advance the landmark Clean Power Plan that reduces carbon pollution, lowers energy bills, and protects the air our children breathe.

“President Hollande is to be congratulated on this successful conference on this challenging issue under challenging circumstances.”

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