Helen Clark: Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power PlanAug 3, 2015
I welcome President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, an ambitious agenda to cut carbon emissions which fuel climate change. UNDP is committed to supporting climate change action, and currently works in more than 140 countries on greenhouse emissions reductions and/or adaptation to climate change.
From farmers in the Sahel to California experiencing prolonged droughts, to super storms in the Pacific and flooding in Europe, erratic climate is having major impacts.
Tackling climate change is a long-term challenge. The climate change summit in Paris this December is the chance to move forward on an ambitious agreement on climate, and to support those most vulnerable to adapt to what is already happening to weather systems.