Environment

Remarks by the President and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon After Bilateral Meeting

President Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The United Nations continues to stand working with the U.S. government. We really appreciate your strong leadership and support, and strong, generous humanitarian assistance to many places of conflict.

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Remarks by the President in Announcing the Clean Power Plan

President Obama announces the Clean Power Plan

Climate change is no longer just about the future that we’re predicting for our children or our grandchildren; it’s about the reality that we’re living with every day, right now.

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Secretary Kerry on the Clean Power Plan

President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is the latest strong signal that the U.S. is leading the world in addressing the threat of climate change.

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Fact Sheet: President Obama to Announce Historic Carbon Pollution Standards for Power Plants

The Clean Power Plan establishes the first-ever national standards to limit carbon pollution from power plants.

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Remarks by President Obama to the People of Africa

Africa and its people helped to shape America and allowed it to become the great nation that it is.

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Fact Sheet: White House Launches American Business Act on Climate Pledge

The President’s Climate Action Plan, when fully implemented, will cut nearly 6 billion tons of carbon pollution through 2030.

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on G-7 Report on Climate and Fragility Risks

Climate change is a threat multiplier for instability throughout the world— and the report released this week further illustrates this.

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Launch of the Climate Services for Resilient Development Partnership

Secretary Kerry: In addition to the $34 million we and our partners are putting toward that new partnership, we also announced a series of individual steps we’re taking to make adapting to climate change easier around the globe

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Secretary Kerry: Statement on World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 7, 2015 World Oceans Day, June 8, reminds of us the importance of our oceans and maintaining their health. As we continue working and developing on and near the water, we cannot forget the impacts on our ocean – and we need […]

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Secretary Kerry: Time is Running Out to Make a Difference on Climate Change

People must once again stir up political will to protect our environment.

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