LCV Statement on the New NDC

Apr 21, 2021

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the Biden administration’s announcement of the new NDC based on reporting that it will cut at least 50% of emissions by 2030, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from President Gene Karpinski:

“This is exactly the kind of strong international commitment we need to drive domestic ambition to solve the climate crisis, center environmental justice communities, and transition to a 100% clean energy economy once and for all. The Biden-Harris administration is off to the strongest start we’ve ever seen when it comes to action on climate and environmental justice and today’s announcement is another important piece of the larger picture. There is a clear path ahead — we must rapidly invest in just and equitable climate actions and infrastructure that creates millions of high-paying union jobs accessible to the communities, especially communities of color, who have been hit hardest by the nation’s interconnected crises. LCV is all in for international climate action and we look forward to working with this administration and Congress to move quickly as we work to pass recovery legislation that implements climate solutions, maintains and creates jobs here in the U.S., and propels America forward without leaving any communities behind.”