President Biden will soon unveil a revised U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) effort ahead of the April 22-23 Leaders’ Summit on Climate. In that effort, AASHE supports a call to announce a “fair share” approach committing the United States to:
- The equivalent of 195% emissions reductions from 2005 levels by 2030 (i.e., 14 gigatonnes of GHG emissions annually by 2030). This can be achieved by cutting domestic emissions 70% (5 gigatonnes) and providing international finance and other forms of support to enable the equivalent of an additional 125% reductions in developing countries (9 gigatonnes).
- Providing an immediate down payment on the U.S. fair share of international climate finance. This finance fair share includes funding to pay for the equivalent of 125% GHG reductions (mitigation), plus an equal amount for both adaptation and addressing loss and damage caused by irreversible climate change.