Working Paper: An All-In climate strategy can reduce U.S. emissions by 50% by 2030
America Is All In
America Is All In is the most expansive coalition of leaders ever assembled in support of climate action in the United States. It mobilizes thousands of US cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, and schools, as well as faith, health, and cultural institutions. The coalition champions a whole-of-society mobilization to deliver the transformational change that science demands, with the goal of a healthy, prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future.
What It Is
America Is All In is a coalition working alongside the federal government to develop a national climate strategy that meets the urgency of the climate crisis, scales climate action around the country to empower workers and communities, and promotes the leadership of nonfederal actors on the world stage. It is led by Mike Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions; Washington Governor Jay Inslee; Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles; CommonSpirit Health CEO Lloyd Dean; and climate champions across the country.
“All In” represents a merger between America’s Pledge—an initiative to analyze, catalyze, and showcase climate action led by US states, cities, and businesses—and We Are Still In, a movement that has united thousands of communities and institutions committed to ambitious climate action. RMI formerly served as co-lead of the America’s Pledge research program, and now has a seat on the Secretariat of the All In coalition.
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What It Is
The US nonfederal climate movement is massive and globally significant—representing 65% of the US population, 68% of US GDP, and 51% of US emissions. America Is All In analysis has found that an all-in approach to US climate action that combines nonfederal leadership with ambitious federal engagement could reduce emissions nearly 50% below 2005 levels by 2030.
The coalition released an “All In” statement on December 12, 2020, that called for a national mobilization on climate and recovery, an ambitious and inclusive approach to climate action, and a partnership with the federal government to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. So far, this statement has received over 1,700 sign-ons from the public and private sectors, academia, community institutions, and healthcare organizations.
What We Are Doing
The All In coalition will pursue three pillars of strategy:
- Accelerate and scale up climate action by nonfederal leaders around the country through direct implementation and collective advocacy
- Push and partner with the federal government to develop and implement a whole-of-society national climate strategy that meets the urgency of the climate crisis
- Promote the role of nonfederal climate leadership around the world by elevating US nonfederal leaders on the world stage
Previously, America’s Pledge published annual assessments of nonfederal action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on a unique methodological approach developed by climate researchers and policy experts.
America Is All In is the next evolution of the US nonfederal climate movement representing the most expansive coalition of leaders ever assembled in support of climate action in the United States. America Is All In is co-led by RMI, along with Ceres, Climate Nexus, the University of Maryland, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund, and it is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
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