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BlueGreen Alliance Partners Urge Leaders to Seize Environmental, Economic Opportunities from Lima COP
The BlueGreen Alliance said that some of North America’s largest environmental and labor organizations are calling for UN negotiators in Lima, Peru to push for a smart, world-wide transition to clean and renewable energy.
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.
The BlueGreen Alliance today 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.
The United Nations Climate Summit convenes in New York City with President Obama and over 100 world leaders. An announcement by President Obama effectively steps up U.S. engagement in global efforts to address climate change.