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US Fair Shares NDC

April 21, 2021 - 3pm EDT - 4pm EDT

Hosted by ActionAid USA, Care about Climate, EcoEquity, Friends of the Earth US, The People’s Justice Council, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

A group of environment, environmental justice and development organizations recently released a model “Fair Share NDC” laying out the measures the United States should commit to in order to be doing its fair share of global climate action, given our high national wealth and historical greenhouse gas emissions.

The model NDC:

  • Sets out a mitigation target equivalent to 195% reductions of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030 (i.e., 14 gigatonnes annually by 2030). This can be reached through at least 70% reductions in domestic emissions by 2030 compared to 2005 levels, plus international support to enable further reductions equivalent to the remaining 125% in developing countries.
  • Argues that the U.S. must also make an immediate down payment on its fair share of international climate finance. This finance fair share includes the equivalent of 125% GHG reductions (mitigation), plus an equal amount for both adaptation and addressing the loss and damage caused by irreversible climate change.

This panel will discuss the Fair Share NDC and the importance of the United States committing to its fair share.

Speakers include:

  • Rev. Michael Malcom - Director of The People’s Justice Council
  • Natalie LucasDirector of Care About Climate
  • Tom Athanasiou - Director of EcoEquity
  • Karen Orenstein - Director of the Climate and Energy Program at Friends of the Earth U.S.
  • Brandon Wu - Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid U.S.
  • Tara Daniel - Program Manager at Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)