CARSON CITY, Nev. – April 22, 2021
Today, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak issued the following statement after the Biden administration announced a new U.S. commitment to a nationally determined contribution (NDC) of a 50–52% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 2005, under the Paris Agreement. The NDCs are at the heart of the Paris Agreement and reflect efforts by each country to reduce national emissions to avoid future impacts of climate change.
“The climate crisis affects every Nevadan, and we need to do everything we can to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are increasing the size of wildfires, putting our natural resources at risk, and intensifying drought events—just like the one hitting the West right now. We need to act now, we need to act quickly, and we need to do it together so we can leave our children with a brighter future.”
“I applaud President Biden’s ambitious, nationwide emissions reduction target of 50–52% by 2030 and his efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Achieving this new national target will require aggressive, bold action – and collaboration – at all levels. I am proud that Nevada has already taken bold steps to adopt our own emissions reduction targets. Ambitious federal goals will help us achieve our objectives, and my administration is committed to ongoing climate action in Nevada.”
“The climate crisis requires everyone to do more, and we are committed to realizing a more resilient, sustainable, and equitable future. Our health and our economy depend on it.”