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Obama announces the Paris Climate Agreement

Thursday, October 6, 2016 8:25
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Paris Climate Agreement President Obama delivered a statement following a European Union vote to ratify the Paris climate agreement

PRESIDENT OBAMA: GOOD AFTERNOON. 10 MONTHS AGO IN PARIS I SAID BEFORE THE WORLD WE NEEDED A STRONG, GLOBAL AGREEMENT TO REDUCE CARBON EMISSIONS AND SET THE WORLD ON A LOW CARBON COURSE. THE RESULT WAS THE PARIS AGREEMENT. LAST MONTH, THE U.S. AND CHINA, THE TWO LARGEST ECONOMIES, WERE FORMALLY JOINED IN THE AGREEMENT TOGETHER. AND TODAY THE WORLD HAS OFFICIALLY CROSSED THE THRESHOLD FOR THE PARIS AGREEMENT TO TAKE EFFECT. TODAY THE WORLD MEETS THE MOMENT, AND IF WE FOLLOW THROUGH ON THE COMMITMENTS THAT THE AGREEMENT EMBODIES, HISTORY MAY WELL JUDGE IT AS A TURNING POINT FOR THE PLANET. OF COURSE, IT TOOK A LONG TIME TO REACH THIS. WHEN REASON IRAN FOR OFFICE WAS — I RAN FOR OFFICE WAS TO MAKE THE U.S. A LEADER IN THIS REGION. IN 2009, WE SALVAGED BECAUSE YOU AUDIT CLIMATE — A CHAOTIC CLIMATE SUMMIT, ADOPTING THE PRINTABLE THAT ALL NATIONS HAD A ROLE TO PLAY. AT HOME, WE LED BY EXAMPLE WITH A GROWING INDUSTRY LIKE WIND, SOLAR, AND A STEADY STREAM OF NEW JOBS. WE SET THE STANDARDS TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF CARBON POLLUTION THAT THE PLANTS CAN DUMP INTO THE AIR THAT OUR CHILDREN BELIEVE — BREATHE. FROM THE CARS AND TRUCKS WE DRIVE TO THE BUSINESSES WHERE WE WERE, WE HAVE CHANGED THE WAY THAT WE CONSUME ENERGY. KEEP IN MIND, THE SKEPTICS SAID THAT THESE ACTIONS WOULD KILL JOBS, BUT INSTEAD WE SAW, EVEN AS WE BROUGHT DOWN THE CARBON LEVELS, THE LONGEST STREAK OF JOB CREATION. WE DROVE CARBON SOLUTIONS TO THEIR LOWEST LEVELS IN TWO DECADES. WE CONTINUE TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE WITH OUR JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT WITH CHINA TWO YEARS AGO, WHERE WE PUT FORWARD AMBITIOUS TARGETS AND THAT ACHIEVEMENT ENCOURAGED DOZENS OF OTHERS TO SET MORE AMBITIOUS ON THE TARGETS OF THEIR OWN. AND THAT PAVED THE WAY FOR US IN PARIS, THE IDEA THAT NO NATION, NOT EVEN ONE AS POWERFUL AS OURS, CAN SOLVE THE CHALLENGE ALONE. ALL OF US HAVE TO SOLVE IT TOGETHER. NOW, THE PARIS AGREEMENT ALONE WILL NOT SOLVE THE CLIMATE CRISIS. EVEN IF WE MEET EVERY TARGET EMBODIED IN THE AGREEMENT, WE WILL ONLY GET TO PART OF WHERE WE NEED TO GO. MAKE NO MISTAKE MEANT THIS AGREEMENT WILL HELP DELAY OR AVOID SOME OF THE WORST CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE. IT WILL HELP OTHER NATIONS RATCHET DOWN DANGEROUS EMISSIONS OVER TIME AND SET BOLDER TARGETS AND TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES, ALL UNDER A STRONG SYSTEM OF TRANSPARENCY THAT ALLOWS EACH NATION TO EVALUATE THE PROGRESS OF OTHER NATIONS. BY SENDING A SIGNAL THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR FUTURE, THE CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE, IT OPENS UP FLOODGATES FOR ENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS AND BUSINESSES TO UNLEASH INVESTMENTS LIKE WE’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE. THIS GIVES US THE BEST POSSIBLE SHOT TO SAVE THE ONE PLANET WE HAVE GOT. I KNOW THAT DIPLOMACY CAN BE EASY AND PROGRESS ON THE WORLD STAGE CAN BE SLOW COME OF IT TOGETHER WITH A PERSISTENT EFFORT, STRONG LEADERSHIP, OPTIMISM AND FAITH, WE ARE PROVING IT IS POSSIBLE. AND I WANT TO EMBARRASS MY SENIOR ADVISER STANDING OVER THERE, BECAUSE HE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE. HE AND JOHN KERRY, AND EVERYBODY ON THEIR TEAM HAS DONE AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB TO GET TO THIS POINT AND AMERICA SHOULD BE AS PROUD OF THEM AS I AM. AND I WANT TO THANK THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE MOVED QUICKLY TO BRING THIS AGREEMENT INTO FORCE. I ENCOURAGE FOLKS WHO HAVE NOT YET SUBMITTED THEIR DOCUMENTATION TO ENTER INTO THE AGREEMENT MY TO DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AND IN THE COMING DAYS, LET’S FINISH ADDITIONAL AGREEMENTS TO LIMIT AVIATION EMISSIONS AND PHASE DOWN THE USE OF CARBONS, ALL OF WHICH WILL BUILD A WORLD THAT IS MORE SAFE, MORE FREE AND MORE PROSPEROUS THAN THE ONE THAT WAS LEFT FOR US. THAT IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT MISSION. TO MAKE SURE OUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS HAVE AT LEAST AS BEAUTIFUL A PLANET AND HOPEFULLY MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE ONE WE HAVE. TODAY I AM MORE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN GET THE JOB DONE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?416514-1/president-obama-delivers-remarks-paris-climate-agreement

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