U.S. Climate Action Plan

President Obama delivers remarks at the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Nevada
President Obama delivers remarks at the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility, the largest photovoltaic plant operating in the country with nearly one million solar panels powering 17,000 homes, in Boulder City, Nevada.
Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

The President’s Climate Action Plan, unveiled in June 2013, aims to cut U.S. carbon pollution, prepare America for climate change impacts, and galvanize global efforts to address climate change.

The plan aims to ensure all nations are acting in unison to slow the effects of climate change and ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. It includes U.S. domestic action and international action under the U.S. Global Climate Change Initiative.

In brief, the President’s Climate Action Plan commits to:

  • Cut Carbon Pollution in America. Setting limits on carbon pollution will reduce U.S. dependence on fossil fuels and move our economy toward clean and efficient energy sources and technologies. This will create new jobs, lower energy bills and improve health for Americans.
  • Prepare the United States for the Impacts of Climate Change. Building on lessons from Hurricane Sandy, the plan will provide climate preparedness tools and information to state, local, and private-sector leaders, ensuring all regions have what they need to safeguard local homes and economies.
  • Lead International Efforts to Address Global Climate Change. The United States will galvanize global action to address climate change, ensuring no country is acting alone. Among other actions, the plan will:
    • Expand new and existing international initiatives, including bilateral initiatives. See how USAID supports Low Emission Development.
    • Lead global financing toward cleaner energy. See how USAID supports Clean Energy.
    • Strengthen global resilience to climate change. See how USAID supports Adaptation.
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Last updated: August 29, 2014

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