In June 1992, the United States signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and ratified it in October of that year. Pursuant to the national communication reporting requirements under Articles 4.2 and 12 of the Convention and to guidelines later adopted by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), the United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (CAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, the second in 1997, the third in 2002, and the fourth in 2007.
The Fifth U.S. Climate Action Report presents a detailed outline of the actions the U.S. is taking to address climate change, contains updated projections on U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, and underscores the United States commitment to address climate change.
Table of Contents of the Fifth U.S. CAR:
-Entire Climate Action Report
-Table of Contents [339 Kb]
-1. Executive Summary [108 Kb]
-2. National Circumstances [745 Kb]
-3. Greenhouse Gas Inventory [989 Kb]
-4. Policies and Measures [885 Kb]
-5. Projected Greenhouse Gas Emissions [576 Kb]
-6. Vulnerability Assessment, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation Measures [167 Kb]
-7. Financial Resources and Technology Transfer [266 Kb]
-8. Research and Systematic Observation [178 Kb]
-9. Education, Training and Outreach [970 Kb]
-10. Appendices A [199 Kb]
-10. Appendices B [128 Kb]