US President Barack Obama’s new climate plan aims to cut greenhouse emissions from the nation’s coal-dominated power sector by 32% by 2030. This step is a giant leap for the US towards proactively tackling climate change but how will Obama achieve the targets and how will this decision impact other countries?
US President Barack Obama has unveiled his biggest and most important climate policy yet. The Clean Power Plan, to be run by the Environmental Protection Agency, aims to reduce greenhouse emissions from coal-powered power stations by 32%, relative to 2005 levels, by 2030.
The policy is a crucial step towards reducing US greenhouse emissions, and one of the biggest announcements towards tackling climate change by a developed country. The announcement is a signal of the stand the US plans to take ahead of December’s United Nations climate talks in Paris.