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Closing the Gap: Delivering on the U.S. Nationally Determined Contribution

April 20, 2023 Category: Policy

A report from Clean Air Task Force (CATF) finds that without swift action by the Biden administration to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. risks falling short of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement Iaying out a suite of actions the administration can take to get on track, including through regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act and existing authority to prioritize carbon sequestration and mitigation from agriculture and forestry investments.

CATF’s analysis builds on the Princeton University REPEAT Project’s recently released analysis of the economy wide greenhouse gas benefits of current law (including the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA))CATF based our analysis on the REPEAT Project’s middle IRA scenario, using the same RIO-Pathways model and assumptions as the REPEAT Project as run by Evolved Energy Research, to consider the greenhouse gas impacts from ambitious promulgation of power, vehicle, industrial, and oil and gas methane Clean Air Act Rules.