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Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 7:06 PM
Subject: U.S. and Canadian Leaders Adopt Climate Action Plan
> ***U.S. and Canadian Leaders Adopt Climate Action Plan
> On August 28, 2001, governors of the six New England states* and premiers
> of the five eastern Canadian provinces** adopted an action plan on global
> climate change that includes regional emission reduction goals. The plan's
> initial goal is to reduce the region's greenhouse gas emissions to 1990
> levels by 2010. The states and provinces would further reduce their
> emissions to least 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, and would
> establish a process to adjust the goals if necessary and to set future
> emissions reduction goals.
> The 20-page action plan calls for the development of a regional
> standardized greenhouse gas emissions inventory; the creation of a
> greenhouse gas registry; the establishment of jurisdictional plans for
> reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency; the promotion of
> awareness about climate change; and sector-specific goals for
> transportation, electricity use, and energy efficiency.
> The text of the resolution adopting the action plan is available at
> http://www.cmp.ca/res-26-4-en.html. The full text of the action plan is
> available in PDF format at http://www.cmp.ca/CCAPe.pdf.
> *States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island,
> and Vermont. **Provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova
> Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.
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> system, state greenhouse gas emissions, impacts of climate change on our
> states and cities, and innovative voluntary actions that can be taken at
> the state and local levels to reduce greenhouse gas and other emissions
> while saving money.
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