Climate Change

Secretary Kerry’s Remarks on COP21 and Action Beyond Paris

“Unless the global community takes bold steps now to transition away from a high-carbon economy, we are facing unthinkable harm to our habitat, our infrastructure, our food production, our water supplies, and potentially to life itself.”

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Fact Sheet: United States Announces it will Double Grant-Based, Public Climate Finance for Adaptation

Climate change is a global threat that requires a global solution. Yet, many of the countries that have contributed little to global emissions are impacted the most.


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Remarks by President Obama at the First Session of COP21

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“I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.”

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FACT SHEET: U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit

The U.S. – China Climate Leaders Summit fulfills a key element of the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change by Presidents Obama and Xi last November, and helps to ensure that the ambitious actions to address climate change that both leaders committed to will be implemented at the state and local level, where they matter most.

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FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Investments to Combat Climate Change and Assist Remote Alaskan Communities

President Obama is committed to leading the fight against climate change by curbing the carbon pollution that is driving global warming, building resilience in American communities to the climate impacts we can no longer avoid, and driving progress on the international stage.

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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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