Chair of US House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change Releases Framework for Climate Acti

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Rep. Paul D. Tonko, Chair of the United States House Energy Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change today published A Framework for Climate Action in the US Congress (the Framework).

The Framework outlines the nine following common principles for national climate action:

  1. Adopt science-based targets for greenhouse gas neutrality by mid-century;

  2. A clean US economy must be strong, competitive, and fair;

  3. Climate action should invest in America's future;

  4. Climate action should deliver a just and equitable transition;

  5. Climate action should protect low-income households;

  6. Climate action should strengthen community resilience to better withstand new climate realities;

  7. Climate action should empower state, local, tribal, and territorial governments;

  8. Climate action should avoid harm to first movers; and

  9. Climate action should create stable and predictable policies.

Rep. Tonko told Bloomberg Environment that "[t]he plan here is to make certain that we have a common understanding of the guidelines” that will serve as a tool to assess US climate policy solutions. The Framework is intended to guide bipartisan, bicameral progress on climate policy.

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