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CFNY Statement on Rejoining the Paris Agreement

Carbon Free New York is proud to see the US rejoin the landmark Paris Agreement, a truly global commitment and critical step in fighting the climate crisis. We commend President Biden and his administration for understanding the urgency and significance of this historic agreement and look forward to his actions on climate yet to come.

By rejoining the agreement, we are resolving once more to reduce our national emissions levels and strengthen our climate mitigation and adaptation efforts. But doing so effectively demands action not just at the federal level, but by each state. New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) carbon pricing plan is an important tool New Yorkers have to help the state meet its clean energy goals faster and more cost-effectively, while also reducing emissions and improving public health. We urge our elected leaders to demonstrate their commitment to the Paris Agreement and reducing emissions through adoption of this transformative, innovative proposal in the New York energy market.