NRDC President Suh: Today the World Turns the Promise of Paris into Climate Action

WASHINGTON – With more than 160 nations poised to sign the landmark Paris climate agreement today at the United Nations, Rhea Suh, the president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, issued this statement:

“Today we’re speaking with one voice, 160 nations strong, to say enough is enough. This is where we turn the promise of Paris into the action we need to fight the central environmental challenge of our time.

“We won’t beat climate change with a piece of paper. Today marks a beginning, a historic start. We’re leaving the age of Jurassic fuels behind—for good—and moving to cleaner, smarter ways to power our future. The world is watching. We’ll hold our leaders to account. We’ll hold each other to account. And we’ll cut the global carbon footprint today so climate chaos doesn’t overwhelm our kids tomorrow.” 

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