U.S. to Announce ‘Aggressive’ Carbon-Cutting Pledge by April 22

Jan. 27, 2021, 6:27 PM

The Biden admin. will announce its new international carbon-cutting commitment prior to an Earth Day climate summit on April 22, White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy said.

  • The target, known as a nationally determined commitment or NDC, will build on the Obama admin.’s 2015 pledge as part of the Paris climate agreement and be “the most aggressive NDC that we can,” McCarthy told reporters at the White House
  • NOTE: Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. pledged to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 26% to 28% from 2005 levels by 2025
  • The U.S. is also working to develop a ...

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