We are currently undertaking analysis and rating of the full dimensions of the US recent climate targets and policies, proposed and in place under President Biden’s administration, which we will publish, together with its corresponding CAT rating within a fully updated and expanded rating system, likely by late August.
Because of the massive differences between the targets and policies of the Trump administration and those of the Biden Administration we are moving the Trump era assessment to the dated archive, pending the publication of the new CAT rating system applied the USA under President Biden.
The headline finding of this initial analysis is that the USA's new NDC target under President Biden of 50-52% by 2030 below 2005 levels is a significant step forward, and would reduce the global emissions gap by 5-10% in 2030, the largest additional national reduction proposed in the 2020/2021 round of climate target updates as of July 2021.
Other relevant information on the US actions and targets under President Biden can be found here:
- Climate action announcements at US President Biden’s Leaders’ Summit on Climate (April 2021)
- Analysis of US road transport decarbonisation policies (April 2021)
- What 1.5°C consistent US NDC would need to entail (March 2021)
CAT analysis of US climate targets and policies during the Trump administration can be found here (last updated July 2020).