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The U.S. Climate Alliance and Related Actions: Fact Sheet

The U.S. Climate Alliance and Related Actions: Fact Sheet

Full Title: The U.S. Climate Alliance and Related Actions: Fact Sheet
Publication Date: August 1, 2017
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The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan group of U.S. states that have pledged to uphold the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change within their borders. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions 26-28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025 and to meet or exceed the targets of the U.S. Clean Power Plan (a 32 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030), even if the plan is abandoned by the Trump Administration, as seems likely. These actions would help fulfill the global community’s goal, as set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement, to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

The Alliance provides a forum for its members to further develop and strengthen their existing Climate Action Plans through the sharing of information and best practices. Alliance members currently consist of 13 states and one U.S. territory, making up 32.3 percent of the U.S. population (over 100 million Americans) and 37.7 percent of its GDP, as of 2016.

In addition to the Alliance, several city/county-led and private sector efforts are underway to address the goals of the Paris Agreement, in a concerted attempt to fill the void created by the withdrawal by the federal government

All statements and/or propositions in discussion prompts are meant exclusively to stimulate discussion and do not represent the views of, its Partners, Topic Directors or Experts, nor of any individual or organization. Comments by and opinions of Expert participants are their own.

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