The State Department’s 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report details actions that the U.S. is taking domestically and internationally to address climate change. The report reflects the input of 21 Federal agencies, as well as members of the public. This document, which contains the first ever U.S. Biennial Report and the sixth quadrennial National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):
- Explains how U.S. social and economic circumstances affect U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels;
- Summarizes U.S. GHG emission trends from 1990 through 2011;
- Identifies existing and planned U.S. policies and measures to reduce GHG emissions;
- Shows future trends for U.S. GHG emissions under both existing and planned climate policies and measures;
- Outlines the potential impacts of climate change on the U.S. and the measures the Nation is taking to address those impacts;
- Provides information on climate-related financial resources and technology diffusion; and
- Details U.S. research and systematic observation efforts and describe U.S. climate education, training, and outreach initiatives—including those associated with USGCRP.
For more information view the full Fact Sheet on the 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report.