The US Fair Share Target

The target advanced here represents a position arrived at within USCAN after a long and open consultative process. Importantly, it says nothing about how the US should reach its fair share. Taking a position on the US fair share does NOT imply any decision about how much of it would be met domestically, or how it would be achieved. The most important point here is that the weight of the transition cannot be freighted on the poor. Just the opposite! If the climate transition is to succeed, it must lift up the poor in all countries, whether they be wealthy or developing ones. For more on this, see the “Grounding Points” section of The U.S. Fair Share – Backgrounder.