Pelosi Statement on State Department Partnership on Climate Change

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the State Department’s joint initiative with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Initiative to Cut Short-Term Climate Pollutants:

“Today’s announcement that the Obama Administration, led by Secretary Clinton, will partner internationally to reduce emissions of short-lived pollutants is good news for the environment and for global health.  It is a necessary step that will help raise the profile of this issue and hopefully spur other nations, including other developing nations, to action.

“I have long said that the United States must be a leader in addressing global climate change.  In addition to today’s action, we must enact longer-term strategies to address carbon emissions.

“The leadership of the Obama Administration on behalf of our environment is good for our economy, good for our citizens, and good for the planet.  I look forward to working with the Administration to continue to take strong action on behalf of our clean energy future.”