NRDC President: President Obama Showed Climate Leadership and Challenged the World to Act Before It’s Too Late

NEW YORK (September 23, 2014) – Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued the following statement today after President Obama laid out U.S. climate actions and called on world leaders to do more to reduce the impacts of climate change at an emergency United Nations Climate Summit:

“As I sat in the audience today, I heard President Obama demonstrate the kind of climate leadership the world needs. He made it clear the U.S. is serious about fighting climate change through major cuts to our carbon pollution and other greenhouse gas emissions. He promised to help communities around the world become more resilient and speed their development of clean energy. And he challenged other nations to step up their climate actions by promising a commitment to our own. This was a message of hope -- hope that together we can head off the worst damages from climate change and leave our children a healthier world.”


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