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2014 U.S. Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change


Date: 01/02/2014 Description: 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (cover) - State Dept Image On January 1, 2014, the Department of State submitted the 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

This report, which includes the First U.S. Biennial Report and Sixth U.S. National Communication to the UNFCCC, details actions the United States is taking domestically and internationally to mitigate, adapt to, and assist others in addressing climate change.

The 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report fulfills requirements under the UNFCCC for all Parties to report periodically on actions and progress in combating climate change. The last U.S. Climate Action Report submitted was in 2010. Over the course of 2014, UNFCCC Parties will provide their first biennial reports: developed countries are to provide theirs by January 1, 2014 and developing countries are to provide biennial update reports by the end of the year.

2014 U.S. Climate Action Report Fact Sheet

Full Climate Action Report

Secretary of State John Kerry Cover Letter

Below are individual files for each section of the 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report:

Title Page


First U.S. Biennial Report

Sixth U.S. National Communication:

Table of Contents and Acronym List

Chapter 1: Executive Summary

Chapter 2: National Circumstances

Chapter 3: Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Chapter 4: Policies and Measures

Chapter 5: Projected Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Chapter 6: Vulnerability, Assessment, Climate Change Impacts, and Adaptation Measures

Chapter 7: Financial Resources and Transfer of Technology

Chapter 8: Research and Systematic Observation

Chapter 9: Education, Training, and Outreach


Biennial Report Methodologies Appendix

Methodologies for U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Projections

Link to Federal Register Release of Draft 2014 U.S. Climate Action Report


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