Strategic Interagency Board On International Climate Investment

972 Words Sep 12th, 2016 4 Pages
1. The first element I identified in S.2835 is the general consensus reached by several different organizations, such as the G8 Summit on Climate and Energy, the Energy Information Administration, and the National Intelligence Council, who all conclude that global emissions will peak by 2025 due to increased environmental demands by a growing world population. This consensus helped frame the intent for S.2835 while also establishing the second element: the Strategic Interagency Board on International Climate Investment. The “Board”, will serve to monitor government in reducing climate change with funding and support via various initiatives and programs. While the elements of the bill are more concrete in their purpose and action; two of the policy’s notable characteristics are more general and vague. The two I identified, promise to protect Americans from the impacts of climate change through reductions in greenhouse gases by providing assistance to developing countries. While doing so, the U.S. will recognize and respect the natural resource rights of those developing countries. Both of these objectives seem noble, but they are broad and contradictory. By helping developing countries reduce deforestation, greenhouse gases will lower, but the bill itself states that deforestation in developing countries is not the major culprit in climate change, however the bill is still more focused on adapting developing countries than the U.S. who is the bigger culprit. Additionally,…
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