U.S. Climate Action Report 2010: Fifth National Communication of the United States of America under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change   [open pdf - 3MB]

"This 2010 CAR [Climate Action Report], submitted as a formal national communication, in accordance with Articles 4 and 12 of the UNFCCC [United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change], documents the actions the United States is taking to address climate change. This review accounts for current and proposed activities up to 2010. It explains how U.S. social, economic, and geographic circumstances affect U.S. GHG [Greenhouse Gas] emissions, summarizes U.S. GHG emission trends from 1990 through 2008, identifies existing and planned U.S. policies and measures to reduce GHGs, and reports, wherever possible, measurable and verifiable emission reduction estimates for those policies and measures. The report also indicates future trends for U.S. GHG emissions, outlines the impacts of climate change on the United States and the adaptation measures the nation is taking to address those impacts, provides information on climate-related financial resources and technology transfer, details U.S. research and systematic observation efforts, and describes U.S. climate education, training, and outreach initiatives. The activities in this report outline a set of initiatives in an ambitious, sustained effort that will be required to fully address climate change. The United States, in close cooperation with other nations of the world, is ready to build on its actions to date and assume a leadership role in this effort. The United States will continue to vigorously develop and build on its domestic and international efforts in coming months and years."

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