U.S. Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

Ambitious goals will ensure the United States and the world can meet the urgent demands of the climate crisis  Brasilia, February 19, 2021:  Today the United States officially rejoined the Paris Agreement, renewing its commitment to partnering with other nations to tackle the global threat of climate change. On his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument returning the United …

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The United States Officially Rejoins the Paris Agreement

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE February 19, 2021 On January 20, on his first day in office, President Biden signed the instrument to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement. Per the terms of the Agreement, the United States officially becomes a Party again today. The Paris Agreement is an …

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Renewal of Partnership Between City of Rio de Janeiro and NASA

Rio de Janeiro, February 1, 2021 -The City of Rio will have access to an urban flood forecasting model that will allow the City to anticipate the consequences of extreme weather events, expanding its ability to respond to emergencies. The model, which will supply information to the Rio Operations Center, is one of the projects …

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Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

JANUARY 27, 2021 PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS Briefing Room The United States and the world face a profound climate crisis.  We have a narrow moment to pursue action at home and abroad in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of that crisis and to seize the opportunity that tackling climate change presents.  Domestic action must go hand …

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Remarks at COP22 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

John Kerry Secretary of State Marrakech, Morocco November 16, 2016   SECRETARY KERRY: Thank you so much, everybody. I apologize for being a few moments late. There was a fire and then there was some traffic backed up, and so here I am and here are you, and thank you for being here. Let me …

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Obama Administration Announces New Actions to Accelerate the Deployment of Electric Vehicles and Charging Infrastructure

Today’s Actions include the Designation of 48 National Electric Vehicle Charging Corridors on our Highways   The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to combat climate change, increase access to clean energy technologies, and reduce our dependence on oil. Already, in the past eight years the number of plug-in electric vehicle models has increased …

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FACT SHEET: President Obama to Create the World’s Largest Marine Protected Area

On Friday, President Obama will expand the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating the world’s largest marine protected area. Building on the United States’ global leadership in marine conservation, today’s designation will more than quadruple the size of the existing marine monument, permanently protecting pristine coral reefs, deep sea marine habitats, …

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U.S. Hosts World’s Energy Ministers to Scale Up Clean Energy and Drive Implementation of the Paris Agreement

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Government and Business Leaders Gather in San Francisco at CEM7 and the Mission Innovation Ministerial to Accelerate Clean Energy Deployment and to Double Clean Energy R&D Investments over Five Years to $30 Billion per Year President Obama’s leadership has helped catalyze the largest investment …

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A Greener Future

Opinion article written by Ambassador Liliana Ayalde for the newspaper Correio Braziliense and published on April 22, 2016.   On April 22, when people around the world celebrate Earth Day, world leaders made history at the United Nations, in New York. More than one hundred countries today officially signed up to the Paris Agreement on …

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Readout of the President’s Call with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE President Obama spoke by phone today with President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil to discuss ongoing progress in the Paris climate conference, which will conclude on December 11. Both leaders emphasized their personal commitment to reach an ambitious climate change agreement and their interest in …

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FACT SHEET: The United States and Brazil – A Mature and Multi-Faceted Partnership

Today President Barack Obama hosted Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at the White House.  Their meeting underscored the long-standing and increasingly diverse partnership between the United States and Brazil, which is rooted in a shared commitment to expand inclusive economic growth and prosperity; promote international peace and security and respect for human rights; strengthen bilateral defense …

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U.S.-Brazil Joint Statement on Climate Change, Food Security and New Technologies

The United States Department of Agriculture and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil today issued the following joint statement: The United States and Brazil are very cognizant of the fact that global food production must increase by 70 percent over the next 25 years to feed an estimated population of 9 …

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