U.S. Submission to the UN on Climate Change

Secretary Kerry announced on March 31 that the U.S. had submitted its commitment to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. In a recent press release, he stated that: “For our part, the United States committed to cut our emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2025 – which would put us on the path to economy-wide reductions of around 80 percent by mid-century.

“President Obama has already put in place the most ambitious set of climate change actions that the United States has ever undertaken. We’ve adopted standards to double the fuel efficiency of American cars and trucks, and we also have rules in the works to cut emissions from new and existing power plants. And the target we formalized today will only accelerate these reductions in the future.”

To read the full content of the press release, visit State Department website.

You can also read the White House fact sheet, U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC, here.

And finally, you can follow the process directly at United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website.