President’s Climate Action Plan Tracker
On June 25, 2013, President Obama gave a speech at Georgetown University in which he unveiled The President’s Climate Action Plan, a collection of measures that the Executive Branch of the U.S. government would take to combat climate change.
On this web page you will find an outline of the Climate Action Plan. The links below will lead you to information about each provision in the plan, including the specific goals it sets, steps taken between June 2013 and June 2014 to achieve those goals, and related policies. Some actions that do not line up with specific goals of the Climate Action Plan but that advance the same overall policy objectives are described separately under the heading Other Climate Actions. (A guide to abbreviations and acronyms is also available.)
The information contained in this Tracker covers roughly the first year after the Climate Action Plan was announced. Readers should assume that the information found here may be incomplete or superceded. We invite readers to send additional information or documents for inclusion to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Climate Action Plan is organized in three “pillars.” The first and second specify domestic mitigation and adaptation actions, respectively; the third details foreign policy actions.
I. Deploying Clean Energy
II. Building a 21st-Century Transportation Sector
III. Cutting Energy Waste in Homes, Businesses, and Factories
IV. Reducing Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions
V. Leading at the Federal Level
I. Building Stronger and Safer Communities and Infrastructure
II. Protecting our Economy and Natural Resources
III. Using Sound Science to Manage Climate Impacts
I. Working with Other Countries to Take Action to Address Climate Change
II. Leading Efforts to Address Climate Change through International Negotiations