Changing Behaviors to Reduce U.S. Emissions

Seven Pathways to Achieve Climate Impact

table of the 7 behaviors to reduce US emissionsAny solution to the climate crisis must involve the United States dramatically reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, but as individuals, we often feel powerless in the face of the scale of change needed. However, voluntary actions at the individual and household level can significantly contribute to overall U.S. emissions reductions and can do so in the absence of policy.

This new report from Rare’s Center for Behavior & the Environment identifies seven behaviors that have the greatest practical potential to reduce U.S. emissions. Increasing adoption of each of these behaviors among relevant demographics by just 10% could reduce the projected gap to delivering the U.S. commitment under the Paris Agreement by 80%.

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