Joe Biden’s climate plan could put Paris Agreement targets ‘within striking distance,’ experts say

(CNN) US President-elect Joe Biden’s climate plan could put theParis Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5˚C “within striking distance,” according to detailed analysis provided by the Climate Action Tracker.To get there, the US must achieve Biden’s pledge to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The President-elect’s climate policy includes a $1.7 trillion investment in clean energy and green jobs, and calls for an end to fossil fuel subsidies and a ban on new oil and gas permits on public lands.

The Climate Action Tracker (CAT) — a non-profit analysis group which tracks government climate action — crunched the numbers and found that, if fulfilled, Biden’s plan would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 75 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050, decreasing global warming by 0.1°C by the end of the century.

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