New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Climate Change Action Plan 2001

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The New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers (NEG-ECP) Climate Change Action Plan 2001 is a resolution adopted on August 28, 2001, by the New England Governors and the Eastern Canadian Premiers. The resolution calls for a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2010, at least 10% below 1990 levels by 2020, and a 75-85% reduction of 2001 levels as a long-term goal.

Participating are the six states belonging to New England: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont; as well as the Eastern Canadian provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec.

In addition, the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) is building a Regional Greenhouse Gas Registry (RGGR) to help track emissions in the region. This effort is similar to that of the California Climate Action Registry.

History[edit]

The drafting of the action plan began when the NEG-ECP adopted the Resolution Concerning Global Warming and its Impacts on the Environment (Resolution 25-9) on July 16–18, 2000. It addresses that "global warming, given its harmful consequences to the environment and the economy, is a joint concern for which a regional approach to strategic action is required."[1]

Action items[edit]

The Action Plan outlines nine major action items, designed to aid the participating states in meeting committed goals:

  • Action Item 1: The Establishment of a Regional Standardized GHG Emissions Inventory
  • Action Item 2: The Establishment of a Plan for Reducing GHG Emissions and Conserving Energy
  • Action Item 3: The Promotion of Public Awareness
  • Action Item 4: State and Provincial Governments to Lead by Example
  • Action Item 5: The Reduction of Greenhouse Gases from the Electricity Sector
  • Action Item 6: The Reduction of the Total Energy Demand Through Conservation
  • Action Item 7: The Reduction and/or Adaptation of Negative Social, Economic and Environmental Impacts of Climate Change
  • Action Item 8: A Decrease in the Transportation Sector's Growth in GHG Emissions
  • Action Item 9: The Creation of a Regional Emissions Registry and the Exploration of a Trading Mechanism

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Resolution Concerning Global Warming and its Impacts on the Environment", 25th Annual Conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers, Canadian Intergovernmental Conference Secretariat, 2000-07-18 

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