Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions - May 31, 2022
Navy Sets 2050 Goals
The U.S. Navy (DON) and Marine Corps announced its commitment to net zero GHG gas emissions by 2050.
The two military departments also announced the release of its climate strategy, Climate Action 2030.
“Climate change is one of the most destabilizing forces of our time, exacerbating other national security concerns and posing serious readiness challenges,” said the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy, in a statement. “Our naval and amphibious forces are in the crosshairs of the climate crisis and this strategy provides the framework to empower us to meaningfully reduce the threat of climate change.”
The targets and goals included in Climate Action 2030 include reducing emissions, reducing energy demand while increasing carbon pollution-free electricity at installations and bases and equipping the forces with the proper training, plans, equipment needed to operate in a more volatile climate future.
In addition to national targets, the DON is also committing to draw down an additional five-million metric tons of CO2 or equivalent pollution per year by 2027. The DON will also deploy cyber-secure microgrids or comparable technology to leverage carbon pollution-free power at our bases and installations to support critical missions.
The Department of the Navy’s Climate Action 2030 strategy builds on a decades-long foundation of climate action across the Navy and Marine Corps and sets the DON on a course to meet national and global targets to reduce the threat of climate change.