United States Climate Alliance

Founding Year: 2017

Staff: 2

Budget:

Julie Cerqueira (Executive Director)

The U.S. Climate Alliance states are committed to taking “real, impactful, on-the-ground action that urgently addresses the climate challenge.” In becoming an Alliance member, “states commit to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal of keeping temperature increases below 1.5 degrees Celsius.” It implements policies that advance the goals of the Paris Agreement, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emission by at least 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

Initiatives:

  • Reducing Super Pollutants by phasing down hydrofluorocarbons, capturing and putting waste methane to work, and addressing super emitters.
  • Mobilizing Financing for Climate Projects via a Green Banking Initiative.
  • Grid Modernization to expand the adoption of innovative approaches to utility planning that can meet electricity demand while avoiding build-out of traditional electric transmission and distribution infrastructure.
  • Renewable Energy via a Solar Soft Costs Initiative to drive down the non-hardware “soft costs” of solar.
  • Building Resilient Communities and Infrastructure is working to build greater resiliency of its communities, including by fundamentally changing the way infrastructure is designed and procured
  • Increasing Carbon Storage in our Landscapes – the member states are pursuing opportunities to increase carbon storage in forests, farms, and ecosystems, and are launching a new initiative to identify best practices for land conservation, management and restoration to develop a carbon storage policy framework for implementation.
  • Deploying Clean TransportationAn initiative to accelerate deployment of zero-emissions vehicles, expand and improve mass transit and active transportation choices, and implement other measures for moving towards zero-emission vehicle miles travelled.

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United States Climate Alliance contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals


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