Friday, June 28, 2013

The President's Climate Action Plan (Full Document)

Here is the Table of Contents to the full document of US President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan announced in a June 25th 2013 speech at Georgetown University. This historic document represents the first time ever an American President has presented such a detailed strategy to combat climate change.

With the goal of cutting US emissions President Obama has presented an approach that has important implications for energy, transporation, buildings and efficiency.

The Plan also seeks to engage a science based understanding to prepare communities, the economy and resources for the impacts of climate change.

Finally Obama's strategy includes initiatives to lead the wider world in efforts to combat climate change.


I. Deploying Clean Energy
Cutting Carbon Pollution from Pow
Promoting American Leadership in Renewable Energy
Unlocking Long‐Term Investment in Clean Energy Innovation

II. Building a 21st‐Century Transportation Sector
Increasing Fuel Economy Standards
Developing and Deploying Advanced Transportation Technologies

III. Cutting Energy Waste in Homes, Businesses, and Factories
Reducing Energy Bills for American Families and Businesses

IV. Reducing Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Curbing Emissions of Hydrofluorocarbons
Reducing Methane Emissions
Preserving the Role of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change

V. Leading at the Federal Level
Leading in Clean Energy


I. Building Stronger and Safer Communities and Infrastructure
Directing Agencies to Support Climate‐Resilient Investment
Establishing a State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness
Supporting Communities as they Prepare for Climate Impacts
Boosting the Resilience of Buildings and Infrastructure
Rebuilding and Learning from Hurricane Sandy

II. Protecting our Economy and Natural Resources
Identifying Vulnerabilities of Key Sectors to Climate Change
Promoting Resilience in the Health Sector
Promoting Insurance Leadership for Climate Safety
Conserving Land and Water Resources
Maintaining Agricultural Sustainability
Managing Drought
Reducing Wildfire Risks
Preparing for Future Floods

III. Using Sound Science to Manage Climate Impacts
Developing Actionable Climate Science
Assessing Climate‐Change Impacts in the United States
Launching a Climate Data Initiative
Providing a Toolkit for Climate Resilience


I. Working with Other Countries to Take Action to Address Climate Change
Enhancing Multilateral Engagement with Major Economies
Expanding Bilateral Cooperation with Major Emerging Economies
Combating Short‐Lived Climate Pollutants
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Expanding Clean Energy Use and Cut Energy Waste
Negotiating Global Free Trade in Environmental Goods and Services
Phasing Out Subsidies that Encourage Wasteful Consumption of Fossil Fuels
Leading Global Sector Public Financing Towards Cleaner Energy
Strengthening Global Resilience to Climate Change
Mobilizing Climate Finance

II. Leading Efforts to Address Climate Change through International Negotiations

To access the full document (PDF) click here

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