“This Tuesday, I’ll lay out my vision for where I believe we need to go – a national plan to reduce carbon pollution, prepare our country for the impacts of climate change and lead global efforts to fight it,” said President Obama through his Twitter account.
President Obama has chosen Georgetown University for tomorrow’s public appearance, where he will present his vision for the steps he believes the country needs to take to tackle the effects of climate. Obama made addressing climate change a high priority in his inaugural address when he began his second term, last January.
“There’s no single step that can reverse the effects of climate change. But when it comes to the world we leave our children, we owe it to them to do what we can,” he said in a White House video.
During his video intervention, President Obama presented the basis for what appears to be a major national effort to face climate change. Moreover, he highlighted the need of bringing together scientists, farmers and engineers to design, to grow and to devise what would be the foundation for a clean energy economy and effort to fight climate change adverse global impact.
It is likely that Obama’s speech on Tuesday will make reference to a strategy to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, responsible for a great share of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions, as a vital step in confronting climate change. The importance of energy conservation, along with steps to expand energy efficiency standards for appliances and accelerate clean energy development on public lands, might also be mentioned.
As a hemispheric alliance originally promoted by President Obama, ECPA is committed on taking action on climate change through its different clean energy initiatives currently undertaken in the Americas. After this major climate change address, ECPA looks forward to continue serving as a main regional mechanism to reduce carbon pollution.