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November 11, 2022

Earthjustice on President Biden’s Climate Commitments at COP27

To deliver on global climate leadership, we need promises put into action

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Alexandria Trimble, atrimble@earthjustice.org

San Francisco, CA

Today, President Biden spoke at the 27th U.N. Climate Conference (COP27) where he affirmed his commitment to tackling the climate emergency through investments in clean energy investments, climate adaption, and nature based solutions. President Biden reiterated the need to urgently transition away from fossil fuels and committed to meeting 2030 emissions targets, which must be realized through immediate and equitable administrative actions at home.

In response, Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen issued the following statement:

“We applaud the Biden administration’s commitment to clean energy investments and climate adaptation abroad, but we need promises put into action.

“The Biden administration must act to catalyze climate solutions and aggressively rein in fossil pollution. The roadmap to emission reductions is clear: we must end fossil fuel extraction and exports; ensure frontline communities which already bear the brunt of toxic pollution and extreme weather are prioritized for investments; and strengthen and protect our bedrock environmental laws that will be crucial to building our clean energy future.

“We look forward to working with the Biden administration to achieve its emissions goals and fully embody climate leadership, both at home and abroad.”

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