Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Units of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from all emitters

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Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Units of metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent from all direct emitters

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Reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 41% (6,914,177 by 2030)

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YearValueMargin of Error
201911,680,761
202010,337,133

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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Greenhouse gases are essential to life on Earth and having the natural amount helps regulate the Earth’s temperature. Human activities, like how we get around and the buildings we live and work in, have increased the level of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in our atmosphere and have led to disruptions in the Earth’s climate. The increase in GHGs in the atmosphere leads to an increase in the number and the intensity of extreme weather events, the degradation of our air quality, and limits the amount of available drinking water in Texas.