To: President Barack Obama
From: Trinh Pham (Sky)
Date: September 25, 2014
Subject: Thank you for working through the UN to advance global progress on climate change.
Dear President Barack Obama:
Thank you for speaking up at the United Nations on September 23 in support of global action on climate change.
I agree that we cannot solve this challenge alone. The U.S. has to be a leader and set an example for all nations to reduce carbon emissions. We won’t see a change unless we all act together, and working through the UN is the right course.
The bold remarks you made at the UN Climate Summit are a good framework as we look ahead to 2015, when global leaders will again convene to craft an effective treaty at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
As you said, “Nobody gets a pass” in combating climate change. We all have to work together, and by continuing strong U.S. engagement at the UN, we can make a difference for our planet and for each other.
Pham Nguyen Dang Trinh (Sky)
At the United Nations on September 23, President Obama participated in the Climate Summit — a meeting of world leaders to showcase climate action commitments from governments, local leaders, and the private sector. The President gave a speech at the summit that highlighted the ambitious actions the U.S. is taking under his Climate Action Plan, while stressing that all major economies must step up to the plate if we are to avoid the dangerous consequences of climate change.