WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 31, 2015) – The United States formally submitted its pledge to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels. The BlueGreen Alliance’s Executive Director Kim Glas released the following statement in response to the submission:
“President Obama continues to lead on climate change. This U.S. pledge helps lay the foundation for what we hope is a strong and fair international agreement later this year in Paris. We need this agreement to begin to significantly reduce global emissions and to help keep America’s economy and the manufacturing sector on a level playing field.
“There is much more we need to do. Congressional leadership must cast aside the anti-science, anti-worker sentiments, and begin to take action to complement the president’s actions with necessary investments in our workers and communities. We look forward to working together with Congress and the Obama administration to advance this important pledge.”