Thursday, September 26, 2013

2014 U.S. Climate Action Report

State Department Press Release
September 26, 2013 - Under President Obama, the United States 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. The 2014 Climate Action Report outlines how existing and planned U.S. action on climate change puts the United States on a path to reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in the range of 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020.

The 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report fulfills a commitment under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to publish every four years a National Communication projecting domestic greenhouse gas emissions assuming existing climate policies and measures.

In addition, for the first time, the Climate Action Report is accompanied by a Biennial Report that outlines how additional planned climate actions will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions trends through 2020. The U.S. led efforts to establish biennial reporting requirements for all countries in order to increase transparency and promote accountability.

The 2014 Climate Action Report is in draft form and open for public comment from September 26 to October 24.

Highlights from the 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report:

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