"Today’s announcement between the United States and China significantly improves the likelihood of securing a meaningful international agreement to confront climate change."
Today China revealed plans for a national cap-and-trade system to cut industrial carbon pollution and the White House announced continued cooperation with China on working toward an international agreement to curb climate change.
Collin O’Mara, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:
"Today’s announcement between the United States and China significantly improves the likelihood of securing a meaningful international agreement to confront climate change. So far 2015 is on track to be yet another record-breaking year for heat and extreme events like forest fires and prolonged severe drought are impacting wildlife, habitat and the outdoor enthusiasts that enjoy them.
"Around the world, tens of thousands of wildlife species and communities are feeling climate impacts, yet mitigating these impacts requires bipartisan and multinational cooperation. By committing to effective market-based solutions that spur economic growth and providing aid to developing countries, this agreement sets the stage for an historic carbon reduction accord in Paris at a time when action is needed to ensure we preserve our wildlife heritage for our children.
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