Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs’ Statement and Resolution on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement
Washington, December 10, 2020
Congressmen Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, today issued the following statement on their introduction of a resolution celebrating the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement:
“Climate change is a worldwide threat and we are already feeling some of the devastating consequences. It is our responsibility as a nation to do everything in our power to help limit global warming, and to do that we need to work together with the rest of the world.
“The Paris Agreement is a global acknowledgement that denial and delay are no longer acceptable, and the only way forward is through cooperation and action. After President Biden’s pledge to have the U.S. immediately rejoin the Agreement, we look forward to the U.S. once again becoming a climate leader after the dangerous and irresponsible actions of the Trump Administration. With this resolution marking this important day in history, we show our international allies that we remain firmly committed to the goals of Paris.
“As chairs of the House Safe Climate Caucus, we have been working towards cleaner energy, reduced emissions, increased community resilience and environmental justice. These issues affect us all and we need to work together, both in Congress and in the world, to have a safer, healthier, more resilient and flourishing planet. Rejoining the Agreement will help to put us back on track on the challenging but necessary road to reducing greenhouse gases emissions and curbing the effects of climate change.”
The resolution is cosponsored by 39 House Members.
Click here to read the full text of the resolution.