Country:United States
Year:2015
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:International, National
Date Effective:2015
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Framework/ Multi-sectoral Policy
URL:http://www4.unfccc.int/ndcregistry/pages/Party.aspx?party=USA
URL:http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9485.php
URL:http://unfccc.int/focus/ndc_registry/items/9433.php
Description:

The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Paris in November and December 2015. 195 participating countries negotiated and adopted the Paris Agreement, which includes objectives to peak greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible, to limit the global average temperature increase above pre-industrial levels to well below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C. 

The Paris Agreement, which entered into force on 4 November 2016, requires Parties to put forward their best efforts through “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs). These NDCs represent targets and actions for the post-2020 period. 

The first NDC of the United States includes an economy-wide target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels in 2025, and to make best efforts to reduce its emissions by 28%.

Related policies:Copenhagen Accord pledge of United States

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