On 3rd August 2015, Barack Obama presented its Clean Power Plan, which is the strongest commitment for climate change ever taken by a US president. It sets standards to move away from coal power generation and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030 from 2005 levels. The Clean Power Plan is expected to boost power generation from renewable sources and has been back by 365 businesses and investors so far as a way to foster job creation.
This commitment by the United States of America, second biggest world polluter after China, is a welcomed political step on the road to COP21 – United Nations Conference on Climate Change which will take place in Paris between 30th November and 11th December 2015, and where world leaders will aim to achieve a universal and legally binding agreement on climate.
Watch official COP21 video: