Statement from Dan Lashof, WRI United States Director, following the Trump administration's proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan.
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The world will need an estimated $140 billion per year — or more — to help adapt to the damaging impacts of climate change. But funders have gotten caught up in drawing bright lines between adaptation and development programs. To get the most out of scarce adaptation dollars, the world needs to move past this false distinction.
Today the United States Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a proposal that would freeze vehicle fuel economy standards at 2020 levels and revoke California’s authority to issue its own standards for vehicle emissions, including zero emission vehicle sales requirements.