Today, the US announced a commitment to cut carbon emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of the decade.
Helen Clarkson, CEO of international non-profit the Climate Group, says: “It’s fantastic to see President Biden set out this commitment which is what the world needs as the US rejoins the global consensus on climate. In the last four years, businesses, states, and individuals across the US have delivered ambitious climate action in the absence of federal leadership. With support from an ambitious Administration, so much more can be done.
“However, urgent work is needed to deliver these emissions reductions. This is the Climate Decade – we must halve emissions by 2030. We look forward to seeing the policies that the Administration implements, matched by investment plans, to achieve these goals.”