Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the statement below following the conclusion of the United Nations climate conference in Paris.

Senator Boxer said: "At a pivotal moment in history, the world's nations stepped up to address an enormous threat to our planet that, if unchecked, would leave our children and grandchildren devastated. I congratulate all the participants at the conference, in particular Secretary of State John Kerry, for their resolve, their cooperative spirit, and their determination to ignore the naysayers. Clean energy will not only stall and then reverse global warming, but it will create millions of jobs throughout the world."