Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Reduce Emissions Through Foreign Policy

Reduce Emissions Through Foreign Policy

The U.S. was once a global leader on climate change. To redeem our leadership position, the U.S. should immediately re-enter the Paris Agreement; meet our commitments to Canada and Mexico to reduce methane emissions from new and existing sources; and ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol. To meet long-term climate goals, climate change must be addressed as one of the greatest threats to our national security.

H.R. 1201 (116th) — Climate Change National Security Strategy Act of 2019 (Lynch)

Energy and Commerce; Armed Services; Foreign Affairs; Science, Space, and Technology; Intelligence (Permanent Select)
Co-Sponsors: 43–43 Democrats

This bill would direct federal departments and agencies to ensure that climate change-related impacts are fully considered during the development of national security doctrine, policies, and plans, and for other purposes.

This bill addresses Green New Deal goal 4(B)p.11 to ensure the federal government considers the impact of emissions in policy change.