(March 31): The United States has announced its proposed commitment to reduce its emissions by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, as a part of its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) submission. New Climate Economy leaders react to the proposed commitment below.
Felipe Calderón, Chair of the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate:
“Today’s announcement is a positive signal that shows the US’s intentions about strong climate action. We hope that other countries will put forward their best efforts so that they can also reap the financial rewards of low-carbon economic growth.”
Helen Mountford, New Climate Economy Programme Director:
“This is a significant offer from the US. It shows that the US is serious about delivering on global climate action, that it recognizes that this action will bring significant economic benefits to the American economy and its people, and that it is ready to capitalize on these opportunities in order to build a prosperous, low-carbon future.”