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Bonamici Statement on Fifth Anniversary of Paris Climate Agreement

December 9, 2020
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The climate crisis threatens our communities, our economy, and our planet. And curbing greenhouse gas emissions has never been more urgent. Under the leadership of President-elect Joe Biden, the United States will renew its pledge to the Paris Agreement and mobilize the ambitious climate action required to address this existential threat. 

 

Global climate leadership begins at home, and I am committed to working with my colleagues and the Biden-Harris Administration to implement bold, science-based policies to transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy, create good-paying jobs, support a just transition, and build more resilient communities. Despite efforts by the Trump Administration to undermine and disrespect climate science, we never backed down. The House passed the Climate Action Now Act to keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement, and I stood with Speaker Pelosi at COP25 in Madrid to demonstrate our support for global climate action when the Administration failed to represent our country on the global stage. States, local governments, Tribes, and businesses continued to advance climate solutions in absence of national leadership.

 

We must protect our air, water, and treasured wild places from toxic pollution. I look forward to working with the Biden Administration and my colleagues to implement our comprehensive Climate Action Plan to reach net-zero emissions no later than mid-century and net-negative thereafter. Together we can build back better, create good-paying jobs, and safeguard the health of our communities and our planet.