U.S. Climate Change Battle Plan

THE U.S. Department of State last week submitted the “2014 U.S. Climate Action Report” to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The report details actions the United States is taking domestically and internationally to mitigate, adapt to, and assist others in addressing climate change.

The “2014 U.S. Climate Action Report” fulfills requirements under the UNFCCC for all Parties to report periodically on actions and progress in combating climate change. The last U.S. Climate Action Report submitted was in 2010. 

Under the current administration, the U.S. claims it has made significant progress in reducing carbon pollution. During 2009-2011, average U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell to the lowest level for any three-year period since 1994-1996.

Included amongst the actions taken so far is the increase of renewable power generation, particularly from wind and solar, improving and promoting energy efficiency in businesses and homes.

The “2014 Climate Action Report” outlines how existing and planned U.S. action on climate change puts the country on a path to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the range of 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.

The “Report” fulfills a commitment under the UNFCCC to publish every four years a National Communication projecting domestic greenhouse gas emissions assuming existing climate policies and measures.

Improving energy efficiency is one of the major tactics in battling climate change, substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Picture of the White House by Matt H. Wade - CC-BY-SA-3.0

Monday 6th January 2014

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