Climate Action Plan

The LDF Climate Action Plan is a set of climate change solutions and targets that we believe can frame a universal strategy to combat climate change. We believe this plan can support visionary leaders in every nation who are attempting to find the appropriate combination of responses through policy, technology, and finance.

We present 8 sets of goals and implementation strategies in order of their ability to slow the pace of greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere, that will provide the permanent solutions of a sustainable environment and a robust economy for generations to come. Click the link following each category for a detailed list of recommended strategies.



Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

Any action against climate change must begin with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to prevent no more than 1.5 degrees centigrade of warming this century, LDF recommends the adoption of greenhouse gas reduction goals under a credible action plan.


Average Price Per Ton of $25 (USD) by 2020

A critical factor in climate change is the lack of proper pricing of commodities, most importantly carbon. Studies of real world applications have shown that making the polluter pay can be an effective means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


Zero Net Loss by 2020 & Protection of 30% of the Oceans by 2030

Our forests and oceans not only play host to the immense diversity of species on our planet, but they also play a crucial role in managing our carbon cycle. It is important to not only protect current pristine areas, but also restore degraded sites while working with local communities.


100% Climate Literacy by 2020

The impacts of climate change affect every person on our planet, particularly our younger generations. To promote true climate equity and literacy among all, LDF recommends workforce training, adaptation measures for vulnerable communities, and mandatory environmental education.


40% More Energy Efficient by 2025 Compared to 2015

Given that most energy production in the world today comes from fossil fuels, using less energy can cut emissions immediately. Energy efficiency can be implemented at all scales, including on an individual basis in the home.


90% Reduction of All Waste by 2025

Globally, humans generate 3.5 million tons of waste per day and the majority of it is going directly into landfills. At least half of the waste is organic, which decomposes rapidly into methane, a greenhouse gas 25x as potent as CO2. The path to zero waste is clear and can be adopted today.


100% Renewable Energy Generation by 2050

A future powered by clean and renewable energy is no longer a fantasy. The technologies exist today that can allow countries to transition to a green economy.


Net Zero Transportation Emissions by 2050

In the United States, a quarter of carbon pollution comes from the transportation sector. As urban areas continue to grow around the world, it will be important to transition to a zero-emission fleet for cleaner air and a cleaner environment.


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