Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on Conclusion of G7 Speakers’ Conference in Brest

September 7, 2019
Press Release

Brest, France – Speaker Nancy Pelosi participated in the G7 Speakers’ Conference in Brest this week and released the following statement upon its conclusion:

“This year’s G7 gathering of heads of parliaments was enlightening, informative and inspiring, resulting in a strong knowledge and science-based commitment to take action to address the global climate challenges that we all face.

“This year’s theme of ‘Parliaments Committed for the Oceans’ provided the opportunity for a critical and timely discussion of the urgent importance of protecting our oceans, as we work to address the climate crisis, which is the greatest challenge of our time.  The participants stated that the threats to our oceans are threats to humanity itself.

“This meeting also included an historic first with the G7 Speakers’ Meeting unanimously adopting a declaration to express our shared commitment to combating the climate crisis and to saving our oceans for future generations.

“Brest is home to several leading centers of research and action on the oceans.  At marine research presentations and site visits, we saw firsthand the impact of the threats to our oceans on the global security and the health, financial security and well-being of our populations, knowledge which I will convey to the U.S. Congress. 

“On behalf of the U.S. House of Representatives, I was deeply honored to have the opportunity to pay our respects to French sailors at the Memorial to the Fallen Soldiers and to lay a wreath at the U.S. Naval Monument at Brest, a beautiful tribute to the sacrifice of American heroes who fought and sacrificed here during World War I.

“I want to thank our host President Ferrand for his leadership and magnificent hospitality.  With the United States hosting next year’s G7 meetings, we will build upon this successful Speakers’ Meeting with our theme: ‘Addressing the Climate Crisis with Economic and Environmental Justice for All.’”