Shaheen Celebrates Historic Climate Agreement Going Into Effect

November 04, 2016

(Manchester, NH) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) made the following statement highlighting the Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders in December 2015 at the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), which will officially enter into force (go into effect) today. Senator Shaheen participated in the discussions at COP21 as part of a congressional delegation and has been a strong supporter of a broad international agreement to reduce global warming.

“The Paris Agreement marks an unprecedented international effort to curb global emissions and mitigate the dangerous effects of climate change,” said Senator Shaheen. “The United States must capitalize on this momentum and continue to lead by supporting stronger policies that speed the transition to a clean energy economy.‎ New Hampshire is already seeing the impacts of climate change on our environment and economy, and our state is at the forefront of action to combat global emissions through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. We owe it to future generations to take action now so we can avoid the worst impacts of climate change at home and around the world.”