“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
“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.).