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Obama on climate change: "Still much more to do"

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 01:46

In his weekly address, U.S. President Barack Obama highlights the progress made under his administration to cut carbon emissions and invest in clean energy, saying there is still more to do. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama calls America a "global leader" in the fight against climate change, but says there's "still much more to do." In his weekly address, Obama highlighted the progress made under his administration to cut carbon emissions and invest in clean energy. "But we're not done yet. In the weeks and months ahead, we'll release a second round of fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles. We'll take steps to meet the goal we set with Canada and Mexico to achieve 50 percent clean power across North America by 2025. And we'll continue to protect our lands and waters so that our kids and grandkids can enjoy our most beautiful spaces for generations." Obama also said the Paris Agreement on climate change which aims for a massive shift in global energy use to phase on greenhouse gas emissions is "not something to tear up, it's something to build upon."

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Obama on climate change: "Still much more to do"

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 01:46