President Obama’s Remarks at COP21: Greenpeace Reaction
by Rodrigo Estrada
November 30, 2015
Greenpeace response to President Obama's speech to the plenary of world leaders meeting in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Paris, France – November 30, 2015 – Today, President Obama addressed the plenary of world leaders meeting in Paris for the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
In response to his remarks, Annie Leonard, Greenpeace US Executive Director said:
“President Obama’s words today made clear that communities around the world can’t wait any longer for real action on climate. His speech showed that the political leaders and diplomats gathered in Paris need to deliver an ambitious agreement to protect those least responsible yet most affected by climate change.
“As the world’s second largest emitter and the biggest economy, the US has a key role as a leader in international climate negotiations. That leadership entails a huge responsibility to those most affected by the negative impacts of climate change, not only in America but all over the world.”