U.S. Climate Alliance Fact Sheet
The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of 17 governors committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Alliance represents 40% of the U.S. population and a $9 trillion economy – an economy larger than all countries but the United States and China. The climate and clean energy policies in Alliance states have attracted billions of dollars of new investment and helped create more than 1.6 million clean energy jobs, nearly half the U.S. total.
Independent analysis highlighted in the Alliance’s 2017 Annual Report shows that Alliance states are not only outpacing non-Alliance states in reducing their emissions, they are also growing their economies at a faster pace. Between 2005 and 2015, Alliance States reduced their emissions by 15% compared to 10% for the rest of the country. In that same time period, per capita economic output in Alliance States expanded twice as fast as in the rest of the country. The Alliance is demonstrating that climate leadership and economic growth go hand-in-hand.
To learn more about our principles, commitment to action, and priorities for cooperation, download our fact sheet below.