Sierra Club: President Obama Calls For Continued Climate Action At COP21 Climate Negotiations

PARIS, FR –(ENEWSPF)–November 30, 2015.  During the opening day of the UNFCCC international climate negotiations in Paris– COP21 — President Barack Obama delivered opening remarks that outline the U.S. climate commitment and urged leadership, transparency, and financial support to vulnerable nations.

In response, Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune released the following statement:

“This morning, President Obama made the case that all the incredible momentum that we have seen in recent months can and should be transformed into a strong, significant agreement among nations to act in Paris and beyond.

“President Obama has already committed to taking his leadership from the podium to the negotiating table, signalling a new financial contribution to help the most vulnerable nations prepare for the effects of the climate crisis and preparing to sit down for a dialogue with the leaders of island nations tomorrow.

“But, as he noted, we cannot stop there. Clean energy is more affordable and more accessible than ever before. More than 160 countries are at the table already with commitments to slash emissions. Record numbers of people around the world have taken to the streets calling for action – and their calls are being echoed in corporate boardrooms nationwide. Now, it’s time to make it count and fight for an agreement that puts us on a path to tackle the worst effects of the climate crisis, protect the most vulnerable communities, and grow a just, equitable clean energy economy.”

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