CT Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut will sign 2 MOU (Memorandum of Understanding). This is a global compact being signed by cities, states and provinces around the world. It’s goal is to limit the increase in global average temperature to below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit)
Many scientists believe such measures may help prevent problems such as rising sea levels, extreme weather and droughts leading to food scarcity. The following measures will be deployed in Connecticut.
- Climate leadership through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
- A clear focus on energy efficiency
- Deployment of renewables such as energy from regional wind and solar projects.
- Supporting alternatives in transportation by focusing on highway improvements to speed traffic flow and reduce congestion; public transit projects; and encouraging the prevalence of electric vehicles.