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President Obama addresses the nation on the global agreement to combat climate change that was just reached in the Paris climate talks, December 12, 2015.
The President’s Climate Action Plan aims to cut U.S. climate pollution, prepare America for climate change impacts and galvanize global efforts to address climate change.
The Climate Action Plan aims to ensure all nations are acting in unison to address climate change and to ensure a clean, stable environment for future generations.
The plan commits to:
- Cut Climate Pollution in America. Setting limits on climate pollution will reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels and move our economy toward clean and efficient energy sources and technologies. This will create new jobs, lower energy bills and improve health for Americans.
- Prepare the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change. Building on lessons from Hurricane Sandy, the plan will provide climate preparedness tools and information to state, local, and private-sector leaders, ensuring all regions have what they need to safeguard local homes and economies.
- Lead International Efforts to Address Global Climate Change. The United States will galvanize global action to address climate change, ensuring no country is acting alone. Among other actions, the plan will:
Last updated: January 19, 2016