We Are Still In pledges can help meet Paris Agreement goals with bottom up action now. Federal reengagement is needed to fully reduce emissions to Agreement levels.
“America’s Pledge” is a separate initiative spearheaded by former New York Mayor and UN Special Envoy Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown, working in parallel with We Are Still In to compile and tally the climate actions of states, cities, colleges, businesses, and other local actors across the entire U.S. economy. This bottom up action plan includes ten areas where intensified engagement by states, cities or businesses can significantly contribute to the overall U.S. decarbonization pathway over the coming years.
Double down on renewable energy targets
Accelerate the retirement of coal power
Oil & Gas Methane
Stop methane leaks at the wellhead
Reduce methane leaks in the cities
Retrofit buildings at key trigger points
Electrify building energy use
Regional strategies for carbon sequestration in natural and working lands
Accelerate electric vehicle adoption
Economy-wide Carbon Pricing
State coalition for carbon pricing
Phase out super-polluting HFCs