Addressing Climate Change -- A National and Local Priority
Decisions made today affect the long-term future of our climate, as well as our economic, energy and environmental systems. Every day counts as we reach for a safer, better world.
Smart choices can reduce risk and create immediate new opportunities for economic, energy, and environmetnal improvement at the same time. Much progress has been made, and more is possible.
The US is the world's largest economy as well as one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters, energy consumers, and innovators. Many of its states and cities are among the largest economies in the world. Actions at home make a naitonal and global difference.
Local, state and national leaders have implemented actions in all sectors of the US economy that have reduced carbon dioxide trajectories and improved our economic and energy security at the same time. New leadership can build on this legacy of success.