Clinton and Trump are “agreeing” to a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the United States and build on existing efforts to address the problem, according to a draft of the proposal released by the White House.
The two candidates also agreed to a joint statement on the issue that they would support a global plan to address climate change.
Trump and Clinton also signed a joint letter on the climate change crisis that states, “It is time to act now, to build on our current efforts and invest in the solutions that are already in place, and to make the United State a leader in this fight.”
The letter also says that the two candidates “have agreed to work together to enact a Climate Action Plan, which will lay out the United Sates comprehensive plan to meet our climate commitments, and which will build on the commitments made by the U.S. and other nations to take action on climate change.”
Trump, a frequent critic of President Obama’s efforts to combat the problem during his time in office, has said that the world should move toward energy independence.
The White House released the draft on Tuesday.
The plan includes steps to expand access to clean, renewable energy, increase incentives for investments in clean energy, and make it easier for businesses and individuals to buy and sell clean energy products.
The draft also calls for an international climate change summit, the establishment of a U.N. climate-change summit and the establishment in 2021 of a United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to monitor the state of the world’s climate.
It calls for a U: Climate Change Mitigation Plan, an international carbon tax and a United States commitment to a U.: Climate Change Treaty.
Trump’s position on climate is unclear.
During his campaign, Trump repeatedly pledged to dismantle Obama’s climate agenda, saying in March 2016 that “nobody’s going to be laughing when we get there.”
Clinton, however, said in a speech on May 20 that she would work with the United Nations to achieve a U., while saying she would support “comprehensive steps to combat greenhouse gas pollution.”
She added, “I think it’s important that we recognize that it’s not just a debate about climate change, it’s a debate over how we address other issues as well, including inequality.”