Paris, France - Secretary of State John Kerry's Remarks at COP21 Plenary:

Paris, France - Today, more than 190 countries came together to adopt the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. The Paris Agreement establishes a long term, durable global framework to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. For the first time, all countries commit to putting forward successive and ambitious, nationally determined climate targets and reporting on their progress towards them using a rigorous, standardized process of review.

Washington, DC - On November 19th, 2015, the White House launched American Campuses Act on Climate (ACAC) initiative to amplify the voice of the higher-ed community in support of a strong international climate agreement in the United Nations COP21 climate negotiations in Paris. The launch included a White House roundtable with campus and business leaders, including school presidents and students, to highlight best practices to promote sustainability and address climate change on college campuses.

Washington, DC - President Obama spoke today by phone with President Francois Hollande of France to discuss the status of the ongoing negotiations at the climate conference in Paris. 

Paris, France - Secretary of State John Kerry's Remarks at COP21:

Paris, France - On his final day at the UN Climate Change Conference, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined the Federal Republic of Germany and the German state of Baden-Württemberg to welcome 43 new signatories to the Under 2 MOU climate agreement - bringing the tally to 123 jurisdictions representing more than 720 million people and $19.9 trillion in combined GDP, equivalent to more than a quarter of the global economy.