WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on President Joe Biden convening 40 world leaders for a Summit on Climate today on Earth Day 2021:
“President Biden’s hosting of this week’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate sends a strong signal to our partners that America is back to lead on the world stage and that climate action is a priority for the United States. I fully support the new U.S. commitment to drastically reduce U.S. emissions by at least 50% from 2005 levels by 2030 and look forward to helping ensure we deliver on that commitment.
“As part of that commitment, I recently introduced the United States Climate Leadership in International Mitigation, Adaptation, and Technology Enhancement Act of 2021 (U.S. CLIMATE Act), with 10 of my colleagues, to provide a comprehensive suite of policy imperatives, cooperative strategies, authorities and international support programs to bolster President Biden’s restoration of U.S. climate action leadership.
“On this Earth Day, let us remember Earth’s fragility and the need for environmental stewardship, cooperation and conservation to ensure our security, health and well-being for generations to come. The climate crisis is not one the U.S. can solve alone, and it is my hope that world leaders will use this important Leaders’ Summit to pledge new ambitious and tangible climate action commitments.”