A first-ever comprehensive scientific analysis of the US climate action plan
The threat of climate change is real and we can already see the impacts of extreme weather events in the sub-continent and beyond. There is no question that all countries must take on decisive steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, in the interests of all.
Many countries, including India, have now submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the climate secretariat. The US plan of action on climate was welcomed by all, given that it signals change in its stance on climate change. What the world needs is real change, not words.
The question is, how robust is the US climate action plan? Will it bring real reduction in emissions and if so, how much? Is it ambitious? Equitable? Sufficient? These are critical questions as real and measurable change in the US will provide confidence to the rest to act.
It is for this reason, we at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) decided to do a detailed and factual assessment of the US climate action plan.
Our findings are explosive and worrying. Our challenge is that US climate change action is nothing but business as usual.
We invite you to a press conference to share this new analysis. A study that has long-term and significant implications for the way we prepare ourselves to meet the climate change challenge.
DAY AND DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2015
VENUE: CSE Office, Core 6A, Fourth Floor, India Habitat Centre,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi
TIME: 12 noon
SPEAKERS: Sunita Narain and Chandra Bhushan
For a sneak peak at the report:
Join us for a post-presser webinar at 2.30. Register here: