C&EN @ COP21 – Paris Climate Change Conference – 2015, November 30 to December 11

Quotes of the Day, Dec. 5

Gina McCarthy Credit: Cheryl Hogue/C&EN

Gina McCarthy
Credit: Cheryl Hogue/C&EN

“Climate change is not just a challenge but an opportunity, It’s an opportunity for sustainable economic growth…. [The Clean Power Rule] isn’t about cost. This is about investment. It’s not just an investment in the future for our kids — which it definitely is — but it’s an investment in infrastructure that’s necessary for the United States.” — Gina McCarthy, administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

Ban Ki-moon Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Ban Ki-moon
Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

“Parliamentarians have a key role to play in supporting an effective national and global response to climate change….
National legislation and adequate public financing will be essential.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right), speaking to legislators, including U.S. Sens. Corey Booker (D-N.J.) left, and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.).

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