America’s Low Carbon Future: A “Bottom-Up” Opportunity Agenda for Climate Action in the United States
The ten-part Opportunity Agenda covers a wide range of existing policies, programs, and initiatives led by U.S. businesses, cities, colleges & universities, and states regardless of the rhetoric or even the policy decisions emanating from the federal government. In the weeks, months, and years ahead, U.S. nonfederal leaders can do much more to build upon the successes already captured in these ten areas.
Review of Estimates for GHG Emissions Mitigation Opportunities in the United States
Nonfederal leaders across the United States are stepping up to address climate change while promoting economic growth, creating jobs, and improving public health. Already, over 2,700 states, cities, and businesses, representing 159 million Americans, have committed to cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. These nonfederal actors have enacted a wide diversity of measures to achieve real reductions in emissions while driving economic growth, including cap-and-trade policies, renewable portfolio standards, low-emission vehicle targets, and standards for oil and gas methane that are delivering results.
U.S. Climate Leadership – One Year Later…
Over 2,700 leaders from states, cities, and businesses – representing 159 million people and $6.2 trillion in GDP – declared “We Are Still In” and are ramping actions to cut carbon pollution as the rest of the world continues to work toward the goals of the Paris Agreement.
America’s Pledge Phase 1 Report: States, Cities, and Businesses in the United States Are Stepping Up on Climate Action
The America’s Pledge report is the first communication to the international community specifically addressing the scope and scale of non-federal climate action in the United States following the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. It captures and quantifies the outpouring of public support for the agreement since the withdrawal announcement, finding that cities, states and businesses representing more than half the U.S. economy and population have declared their support for the Paris Agreement, including more than 2,700 signatories to the “We Are Still In” declaration.