US gearing up to address climate change
The climate change plan announced in June by US President Barack Obama will place limits on carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants – the largest source of carbon emissions in the US – and eliminate public funding for such plants overseas. WWF welcomes this move, while noting that still more is required to meet emission reduction targets, and will continue to push for a large increase in US funding renewable energy generation abroad.
The US and China have agreed measures to combat climate change at a meeting in July. The actions include measures to reduce carbon emissions from heavy duty vehicles, smart grids to boost use of renewable energy and energy efficiency in buildings.