This submission reflects this organization's contribution to the climate effort, representative of their current actions and commitments as well as the ways in which they intend to step up and collaborate with others.

Connecticut's Climate Action Contribution

About Connecticut's Climate Efforts

Connecticut has long been a leader in addressing climate change. The State’s commitment began as early as 1990 when it passed its landmark Public Act 90-219, An Act Concerning Global Warming, which required the state to implement a wide range of measures to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions. The state strengthened its leadership efforts when it passed Public Act 08-98, An Act Concerning Connecticut Global Warming Solutions. This requires the state to achieve a 10 percent reduction from 1990
emissions by 2020 and an 80 percent reduction from 2001 emissions by 2050. To achieve its ambitious carbon reduction goals, Connecticut is implementing a suite of complimentary strategies that help grow the economy, improve the quality of life for its citizens, and ensure a sustainable future. The range of GHG reduction actions include direct regulations, monetary and non-monetary incentives,market-based mechanisms, and recognition for voluntary actions.

The Council’s current efforts are focused on analyzing greenhouse gas emission reduction scenarios to inform its
recommendations on strategies that lead to long-term emission reductions, ensuring the state is on a path to meet its Global Warming Solutions Act goal of 80 percent below 2001 levels by 2050.

Climate Action Commitments

Current Climate Actions Connecticut Is Taking:

Climate Action Plan

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