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What is the Paris Agreement?
Issue Brief
In December 2015, world leaders met in Paris and adopted an international climate change agreement that requires deeper emissions reduction commitments from all countries, and contains provisions to hold them accountable to their commitments.
India: Addressing Climate Change and Moving Towards a Low-Carbon Future
Fact Sheet
India is an emerging economic powerhouse and global leader. Fueling one of the world's fastest-growing economies, with a 7 percent GDP growth rate, India is now the third largest energy consumer in the world. The Government of India is balancing the need for climate action with rapid development and providing energy for its urbanizing cities and rural villages, including 300 million people without access to modern electricity. To build a low-carbon future and curb climate change, the Indian government has committed to deploy expansive solar and wind energy and adopt a suite of ambitious climate actions. This fact sheet outlines India's plan of action to address climate change in the next 15 years. Get document in pdf.
Rising Temperatures, Deadly Threat
Preparing Communities in India for Extreme Heat Events

Issue Brief
Extreme heat events already have had a significant impact in India, where summer temperatures are historically high. Coordinated action is needed among the many government departments and organizations to reduce the devastating health effects of heat stress on local populations. Ahmedabad is leading as the first Indian city to create a comprehensive early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events.
Acting Now on Climate: How is Peru addressing climate change and moving toward a low-carbon future?
Issue Brief
Peru is on the frontlines of the fight against global climate change. Communities and infrastructure in low-lying coastal zones are susceptible to sea level rise, and a changing climate means new potential threats to important economic sectors such as fisheries and agriculture. Faced with these growing challenges, Peru is striving to address and adapt to its climate vulnerabilities.

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FEMA Assistance Grants
Overview
In January 2015, an executive order from President Obama updated the flood protection standard that determines whether projects in or near floodplains or along coastlines receive federal funding. As sea levels rise with climate change, we can no longer estimate flood risk using historical experience; so-called "100-year floods" now happen much more frequently than once a century.
Climate-Ready Soil
How Cover Crops Can Make Farms More Resilient to Extreme Weather Risks

Issue Brief
NRDC examined the carbon capture and water-holding benefits of soil stewardship methods to increase soil organic matter in the 10 highest-value-producing agricultural states in the United States. This analysis estimates that using cover crops on just half of the acres devoted to the nation's two most ubiquitous crops -- corn and soybeans -- in those top 10 states could help capture more than 19 million metric tons of carbon each year and help soils retain an additional trillion gallons of water.
Cleaner and Cheaper: Using the Clean Air Act to Sharply Reduce Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants
Issue Paper
Climate and energy experts at NRDC have crafted a groundbreaking proposal that will help the Administration create jobs, grow the economy, and curb climate change by going after the country's largest source of climate-changing pollution: emissions from hundreds of existing power plants.
Cutting Our Losses
State Policies to Track and Reduce Leakage form Public Water Systems

Overview
As states and communities contend with the twin challenges of an aging water infrastructure and a changing climate, leaky water systems threaten the quality and reliability of our drinking water. Some states are leading the way by requiring best practices for estimating, locating, and reducing leaks. Find out what policies are being adopted to report water losses accurately and set targets for water loss reduction.

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