Governors band together to fight climate change

Governors from 24 states and Puerto Rico formed the U.S. Climate Alliance in response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. The bipartisan coalition committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The governors, who represent 55 percent of the U.S. population, are addressing climate change by creating clean energy economies in their states. They also are working to reduce air pollution, improve public health and build more resilient communities.

Member states have committed to:

  • Reduce GHG emissions by at least 26-28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025;
  • Track and report their progress to the global community; and,
  • Accelerate new and existing policies to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy deployment.

Toward these efforts, California, Delaware and Massachusetts are actively working to limit or phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

More information on the U.S. Climate Alliance is available in its Fact Sheet and FAQs. NAFEM will continue to closely follow their work and the work of member states to reduce GHG emissions.