On April 22, 2021, the Biden Administration released an NDC of 50-52% emissions reductions from 2005 levels by 2030 to get the nation on track to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Leaders from America Is All In released a statement in response, supporting an ambitious climate target.
In December 2020, over 1,800 U.S. institutions signed a statement calling for a national climate target that is “ambitious and equitable” and takes community and institutional efforts and perspectives into consideration. In February 2021, America Is All In launched with a call to at least halve U.S. emissions. In April 2021, businesses, universities, hospitals, scientists, activists, and others declared their support for an ambitious NDC.
Achieving emissions reductions target of 50-52% by 2030 requires an all-of-society approach. It can create good jobs-paying for Americans support a healthy future for communities that have borne the brunt of environmental and economic harms from fossil fuel pollution and climate change.
A Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) is a set of targets, measures and policies for reducing a country’s greenhouse gas emissions and addressing its climate impacts.
2021 can be a year of global action to address the climate crisis, and the United States has the opportunity to step up its climate action and deliver a strong commitment to the world. This 2021 analysis from the America Is All In analytical team demonstrates how a comprehensive, all-of-society strategy for the United States, integrating federal and non-federal action, can deliver greenhouse gases emissions reductions of 50% below 2005 levels by 2030—securing the country’s path towards a clean and healthy future for all.
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