President Obama's Climate Action Plan Released

June 25, 2013


President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and Fact Sheet released today (6/25/2013) contain a plethora of carbon science community relevant actions. Some of those headlines and sections are listed below.

page 10
Reducing Other Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Curbing Emissions of Hydrofluorocarbons
Reducing Methane Emissions

page 11 Preserving the Role of Forests in Mitigating Climate Change

Pages 14, 15, 16
Identifying Vulnerabilities of Key Sectors to Climate Change  Conserving Land and Water Resources 
Maintaining Agricultural Sustainability
Using Sound Science to Manage Climate Impacts
Reducing Wildfire Risks

pages 17, 18

Combating Short‐Lived Climate Pollutant
Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation

Page 10 talks about developing an Interagency Methane Strategy: "The Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Interior, Labor, and Transportation will develop a comprehensive, interagency methane strategy. The group will focus on assessing current emissions data, addressing data gaps, identifying technologies and best practices for reducing emissions, and identifying existing authorities and incentive-based opportunities to reduce methane emissions."

The Plan also mentions a commitment to protect US forests and landscapes, and '....Maintain agricultural productivity by delivering tailored, science-based knowledge to farmers, ranchers, and landowners; and helps communities prepare for drought and wildfire by launching a National Drought Resilience Partnership and by expanding and prioritizing forest- and rangeland restoration efforts to make areas less vulnerable to catastrophic fires....'