America Is All In to Help Shape the United States’ New 2035 Climate Goal
U.S. climate coalition will convene its members to engage on how cites, states, businesses, institutions, and all parts of society can increase national ambition to cut emissions, and grow jobs.
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Today at COP28, America Is All In announced a comprehensive stakeholder engagement process – building on its broad coalition of members -- to ensure widespread societal input into the development of the United States’ 2035 climate goal.
In 2021, the U.S. set an ambitious climate goal – called a Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) – to cut emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. As the federal government prepares to develop its next NDC due in 2025, America Is All In will leverage its collective expertise and experience of subnational and non-federal entities to inform this important process.
Last year the All In Pathway to 2030: The Beyond 50 Scenario revealed the Inflation Reduction Act and existing policies will cut U.S. emissions by 39% and empower non-federal actors to take the U.S. beyond its 2030 goal to cut emissions by 50%, using an all-of-society strategy that includes expanded actions and leadership from states, cities, businesses, and others.
America Is All In, which includes leaders from all 50 states and represents 65% of the U.S. population and 68% of U.S. GDP, will work with its coalition members and their communities to share its subnational experience and expertise with federal partners as they seek to develop the U.S.’s 2035 NDC. America Is All In will develop an outreach strategy to incorporate a diverse array of views, including from energy and environmental justice communities, to inform the NDC consultation and design process.
“When I served in the Biden administration, we set an ambitious goal to halve our emissions by 2030.” said Gina McCarthy, Managing Co-Chair of America is All In and former White House national climate advisor. “As the Administration prepares their climate goals for 2035, America Is All In will ensure that they’re hearing from the cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, and institutions that are leading the climate fight in their communities.”
“The America Is All In coalition is prepared to offer a critical tool to the federal government and rally local leaders around the country, whose efforts will be vital to helping us meet and exceed our new national goal,” said Elizabeth Lien, Program Lead for America Is All In and Senior Director for Federal Climate Policy at World Wildlife Fund. “We’re eager to get to work implementing an all-of-society climate strategy that has economy-wide buy-in and input and will help us build stronger and more resilient communities.”
America Is All In will collaborate with governors, mayors, private sector partners, tribal nations, faith leaders, health care organizations, and other stakeholders to facilitate a comprehensive subnational engagement process. The initiative will cover key sectors, each integral to achieving the ambitious targets set forth for 2035, including electricity, transportation, buildings, industry, agriculture, and non-CO2 emissions.
In addition to experts in sector-focused meetings, America Is All In will convene representatives from all parts of society to discuss a social and just transition, health impacts, and ways to strengthen the U.S.’s NDC climate target via other markers of ambition. In a just and equitable way.
About America Is All In
America Is All In is the most expansive coalition of leaders ever assembled in support of climate action in the United States. Mobilizing thousands of U.S. cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, schools, and faith, health, and cultural institutions, the coalition is focused on pushing and partnering with the federal government to develop an ambitious, all-in national climate strategy that meets the urgency of the climate crisis; scaling climate action around the country to accelerate the transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy; and promoting the leadership of non-federal actors on the world stage.
Led by the U.N. Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, and former White House National Climate Advisor and 13th U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, America Is All In is driving a nationwide movement to cut U.S. emissions in half or more by 2030 from 2005 levels and reach net zero emissions by 2050, while guarding against the impacts of climate disruption.
Alongside whole-of-government action on climate, America Is All In champions a whole-of-society mobilization to deliver the transformational change that science demands, with the goal of a healthy, prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future. To learn more or get involved, visit www.americaisallin.com and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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