December 14, 2015
Press Release


WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County)  issued the following statement in light of the delegates to the COP21 Paris Climate Summit reaching a final agreement to limit carbon pollution and address the climate crisis:

“I am thrilled by the climate agreement reached at the Paris talks.  The Paris Agreement involves 190 countries and commits each nation, for the very first time, to lowering its carbon pollution and keeping Earth’s  global temperature well below the devastating 2 degree Celsius rise.  This is a historic moment not only for the United States, but the entire world, as we work to save our planet from the destruction of climate change. 

 “My home state of California has long been a world leader in tackling climate change, and I am proud of the Golden State’s presence at the Paris talks.  I am also particularly proud of the University of California for being the only university to join Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a group of investors committed to green innovation and technologies. 

 “I hope that Congress will support the historic progress that the Paris Agreement represents.  The economic vibrancy, national security and health of our nation – of our world – in great part depends on Congress’ willingness to forge urgent, bipartisan solutions to address the global peril of climate change.”