North America 2050: A Partnership for Progress (NA2050), facilitates state and provincial efforts to design, promote and implement cost-effective policies that move their jurisdictions toward a low-carbon economy while creating jobs, enhancing energy independence and security, protecting public health and the environment, and demonstrating climate leadership.
This initiative is a unique opportunity for states, provinces and stakeholders from across North America to work together, learn from one another, share resources, and make progress on important and timely policy topics.
The participating states and provinces have identified a number of areas for collaboration that are not being addressed by other multi-jurisdictional efforts. This initial list is the starting point for the effort and is not meant to exclude other topics the participants might decide to work on together in the future:
- Evaluating and Communicating the Benefits of Moving to a Low-Carbon Economy
- Influencing and Preparing for U.S. Clean Air Act Requirements for the Electricity and Industrial Sectors
- Encouraging Industrial Energy Efficiency through Benchmarks
- Encouraging Sequestration and Reuse of CO2
- Examining Best Use and Priority Pathways for Biomass
- Developing High Quality Offsets
- Exploring Linking of Existing Programs
Working groups have been established for each topic area, and are comprised of representatives from states and provinces who participate based on their needs and interests, as well as stakeholders who are invited to contribute their expertise and input.
More information is available at the newly designed NA2050 website, located at www.na2050.org. NA2050 participants will use this website to share information, resources, and knowledge with participants and stakeholders. This website features content about NA2050 and will be updated on a regular basis.
NA2050 will also provide regular updates to keep stakeholders informed about working group progress, news, and events. To receive future updates and communications from NA2050, sign up here for our mailing list.