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Full Title: EXCEEDING PARIS How The Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan Would Significantly Exceed the U.S. Paris Commitment
Author(s): Ted Halstead, George P. Shultz, Lawrence Summers, Rob Walton, Christine Todd Whitman, and Janet Yellen
Publication Date: September 1, 2018
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At the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, the United States committed to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Even though the Trump administration has announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris agreement, it remains the initial benchmark by which any U.S. climate plan is judged.

But it is only a starting point. Even if all nations meet their Paris commitments, the best studies indicate that far greater emissions reductions
will be necessary for the world to maintain global temperatures below the agreed-upon 2 degrees Celsius threshold. The goal of U.S. climate policy should therefore be to exceed Paris.

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