ICYMI: America Says It Will Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions 28% By 2025
On Tuesday, the U.S. continued its contribution to take on climate change by pledging to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent by 2025 from data gathered in 2005, reported the Associated Press.
In a written pledge, the U.S. did not reveal how exactly it would achieve this goal. Instead, it provided evidence of previous steps President Barack Obama has taken to fight climate change.
"The President's historic fuel economy standards for cars, trucks, and heavy-duty vehicles; energy efficiency measures for buildings and appliances; and programs to phase down the potent climate pollutants known as HFCs," states Brian Deese, senior advisor to President Obama, in an official blog post.
Related Link: WWF Statement On US Climate Pledge
He adds: "The United States' target is ambitious and achievable, and we have the tools we need to reach it. The goal will roughly double the pace at which we're reducing carbon pollution through cost-effective measures using laws already on the books."
However, as the AP states, the contribution is dependent on orders by President Obama, which "may not survive beyond the end of his presidency."
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