By addressing climate change and getting the systems we rely on prepared for climate change, we can create good jobs for workers, make our systems more efficient and reduce pollution, and protect our families and communities.
The United States and China made an historic joint agreement to curb carbon emissions in the coming decade, with the U.S. committing to cut national emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels and China committing to peak emissions by 2030.
This innovative report shows that repairing America’s infrastructure could create 2.7 million jobs, increase the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $377 billion,and reduce carbon pollution and other greenhouse gas emissions.
The BlueGreen Alliance urged President Obama to adopt a strong methane reduction strategy in order to advance the U.S. Climate Action Plan and meet the administration’s target of reducing the nation’s global warming pollution 17 percent by 2020.