Ocasio-Cortez at the climate summit: the United States ‘not only returned, we are different’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rep. Gosar Releases Anime Video Showing Him Hitting Biden, Ocasio-Cortez Former Clinton Strategist: Virginia Results Show Democrats’ Left Too Much Left On Key Issues For Voters Educated Suburban ‘Pediatrician Reveals Challenge to South Carolina Republican Party Mace MORE (DN.Y.), speaking at the COP26 international climate summit on Tuesday, praised environmental activists and said their efforts had reshaped climate discussions at the policy level.

The New York congresswoman echoed other US officials at the summit, saying the United States “is back” when it comes to international climate policy. However, he clarified, “when we say that the United States is back, it is not just that we are back in the way the United States pursued climate policy before … not only are we back, we are different and we are fairer.” .

Ocasio-Cortez spoke about her experiences demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline with members of the Lakota Sioux Nation, saying that at the time, “I think we see a lot of institutions saying, okay, the people who make politics, we are the serious ones. in space, and we’re going to do the best we can, and everyone out there protesting, it’s okay, but we’re the serious ones, they have no plans. “

However, he said, the influence of grassroots activism throughout the Trump presidency helped create “an alternative path, an alternative framework for how we can pursue climate justice.”

That approach, he said, helped create ambitions beyond the “pure market-based solutions” of previous years, such as cap-and-trade legislation and carbon taxes. Introducing the conversation to policies like the Green New Deal, he said, fueled the understanding that “we really can’t just go after decarbonization … it has to focus a benefit for the working class, for the vulnerable, for the front line. “. communities, people of color, women, underserved communities. “

Ocasio-Cortez also praised President BidenJoe Biden Nicaragua Ortega Prepares to Win Election Amid International Criticism Representative Gosar Releases Anime Video Showing Him Hitting Biden, Ocasio-Cortez Overnight Energy & Environment – Presented By ExxonMobil – Activists Cry Over COP26 Draft MOREreceptivity to the grassroots on climate problems, saying that he had contributed to “translating that grassroots framework into federal policy.” He noted that the inclusion of a Civil Climate Corps in the Democratic social spending bill is being passed through budget reconciliation.

Ocasio-Cortez was one of six Democrats who voted Friday against the smaller $ 1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, which House progressives had said they would only vote in conjunction with the larger reconciliation bill.

Ocasio-Cortez, who attended with a delegation of House Democrats led by the President Nancy pelosiNancy Pelosi Spending Bill Tackles Senate Christie’s Fight in 2020 Election: ‘No Matter Where You Are, It’s Over’ After a Brutal Election Day, Democrats Make a Wise Return to Downtown MORE (D-Calif.), Spoke to reporters when he arrived in Glasgow, saying “we are here to push” on the weather, The New York Times reported.

“It is time that we reexamine our first world and global governments, reexamine their priorities on what is possible and really try to push them to the limits of that,” he said.


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