#ClimateChange: Experts Say @JoeBiden's Climate Plan Could Put Paris Agreement Targets “Within Striking Distance”

(CNN) — US President-elect Joe Biden's climate plan could put the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 1.5˚C “within striking distance,” according to detailed analysis provided by the Climate Action Tracker.

US President-elect Joe Biden's climate plan could put the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 1.5˚C “within striking distance,” according to detailed analysis provided by the Climate Action Tracker.

The President-elect's climate policy includes a $1.7 trillion investment in clean energy and green jobs, and calls for an end to fossil fuel subsidies and a ban on new oil and gas permits on public lands.

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) — a non-profit analysis group which tracks government climate action — crunched the numbers and found that, if fulfilled, Biden's plan would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 75 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050, decreasing global warming by 0.1°C by the end of the century.

But the US cannot do it alone.

To ensure the 1.5°C goal is within reach, China needs to stick with its pledge to go carbon neutral by 2060, and the European Union, Japan and South Korea all need to achieve their climate commitments, CAT said. Helen Regan, CNN/@CNN

Source: CNN, full story

 

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