Statement by Former Vice President Gore on the Ratification of the Paris Agreement by the United States and China

“I applaud President Obama and President Xi for their ongoing and historic climate leadership. By moving together to swiftly ratify the Paris Agreement, the United States and China are setting the pace for the rest of world to join as soon as possible and embrace the transition to a clean-energy future. This is a vital step, but it is certainly not the last. The continued leadership of both the US and China will be essential as nations of the world implement their existing commitments to act on climate and work to strengthen those commitments over time."