Environment

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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WHITE HOUSE FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC

The U.S. target will roughly double the pace of carbon pollution reduction in the United States from 1.2 percent per year on average during the 2005-2020 period to 2.3-2.8 percent per year on average between 2020 and 2025.

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U.S. Formally Submits its Commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

For our part, the United States committed to cut our emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2025

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Explanation of Position of the United States for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

We underscore the core principle of Disaster Risk Reduction, that each State has the primary responsibility for taking effective measures to reduce disaster risk, including for the protection of people on its territory, infrastructure, and other national assets.

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US intervention for the UNHRC Full-Day Discussion on Human Rights & Climate Change

Climate change is an urgent and complex global challenge, requiring cooperation among all nations. Any effective solution to climate change depends upon all nations taking responsibility for their own actions and cooperating for the benefit of our planet.

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Nomination of Dr. Chris Field as Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The election for IPCC chair will take place during the 42nd session of the IPCC from October 6-10, 2015.

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Secretary Kerry: Press Statement on the Release of The National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

This National Security Strategy is a blueprint to leverage America’s leadership in a more complicated world than many people would have ever imagined.

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