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Ceres Applauds ‘Climate Action Now Act’ Of The U.S.


The U.S. passes a new legislation to keep up with the competition of global transitions “to a clean energy economy”.

Dailycsr.com – 10 April 2019 – Ceres is non-profit organisation for sustainability which applauded the leaders of the U.S. House for introducing “new legislation” which has been designed to tackle the climate change while making sure that the country remains in the “historic Paris Agreement”.
In 2017’s June, the administration under president Trump had made an announcement revealing its intentions of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, although the country is bound to officially remain till it has served the “global pact” 2020. “Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL)” has introduced the “Climate Action Now Act” which prevents “federal dollars” usage for withdrawing the U.S. from the “Paris Agreement”, while the federal government needs to come up with its own agenda to meet the “greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals under the accord”.
In the words of the Vice-President of Government Relation at Ceres, Anne Kelly said:
“We commend Rep. Castor for introducing legislation to ensure that the U.S remains competitive as the world transitions to a clean energy economy. These congressional leaders join the thousands of U.S. investors and companies who have already raised their voices to declare ‘We Are Still In’ on their commitment to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and reduce their own carbon footprint”.
Furthermore, Kelly added:
“The Climate Action Now Act will help lay the groundwork for further policy action on climate change at both the federal and state levels. Achieving the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals outlined in the Paris Agreement, with an aim of keeping average global temperature rise to no more than 1.5-degrees Celsius, will require that the U.S. dramatically increase the pace and scale of climate action.
“Ceres and our partners have long advocated for an ambitious and comprehensive bipartisan solution that includes market-based policies, such as a price on carbon pollution, and effective regulations — which would help drive emissions reductions across the whole economy while creating a stable, predictable policy environment for U.S. companies and communities.
“We are energized by the new momentum in Washington and in states around the country, and it is clear that we are not alone. Ceres looks forward to supporting Congressional leadership as we continue our work with investors and companies to highlight the economic and business case for climate action, with policymakers on both sides of the aisle.”