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Ask Congress to pass legislation to meet emissions reductions goals
The U.S. bishops are encouraged by the historic $555 billion suite of climate investment policies proposed in Congress, including tax incentives to support existing and emerging technologies in clean energy, resilience investments focused on protecting low-income and minority communities, and incentives to decarbonize the economy. Such investments are necessary if the US is to reach its current Paris Agreement goals to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. 

This is a critical time for investments in climate mitigation, adaptation, and innovation. Immediate deployment of renewable energy technologies is among the most cost-effective and impactful actions we can take. Investments in electric vehicles and infrastructure for widespread electrification remain essential for achieving net zero-emission goals. Clean energy tax credits, which will advance clean energy in all sectors, including manufacturing and industry, will spur rapid decarbonization. As we move toward the rapid transition to a carbon-free future, other sectors must not be left behind. Special attention must also be paid to the needs of coal and fossil fuel industry workers and their families, whose livelihoods face the uncertainties of energy transitions, as well as to ensuring that disadvantaged communities receive benefits from climate and clean infrastructure.

Policies are needed to address ‘the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.’  Ask Congress to safeguard all climate and environmental investments.

We encourage you to add your own personal story about why climate investments matter to you.

 

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