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Die Bekämpfung des Klimawandels auf regionaler Ebene

LONDON – Ein neues globales Abkommen gegen den Klimawandel nimmt Form an. Die Vereinigten Staaten unterstützen die Europäische Union dabei, ihren Plan zur Reduzierung der Treibhausgasemissionen formal an die Klimarahmenkonvention der Vereinten Nationen (UNFCCC) zu übergeben. Indem die USA unter den Ersten waren, die sich beim Klimaschutz zu konkretem Handeln verpflichtet haben, haben sie ein starkes Signal gesetzt. In naher Zukunft wird erwartet, dass viele andere Länder, darunter auch China und Indien, ihre Pläne hinzufügen.

Gemeinsam stellen diese Pläne (auch „beabsichtigte national bestimmte Beiträge“ genannt) eine gemeinsame weltweite Bemühung zur Investition in eine wohlhabende Zukunft mit niedrigem Kohlenstoffausstoß dar.

Und wir, die gemeinsamen Vorsitzenden der Climate Group’s States & Regions Alliance, fordern heute die führenden Politiker aller Länder auf, diese Bemühungen mit ihren eigenen ehrgeizigen Klimaplänen zu unterstützen. Diesen Aufruf richten wir an die Staatsführer, weil wir glauben, dass es richtig ist, und weil wir wissen, dass es möglich ist.

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