In preparation for the Major Economies Meeting, the Bush administration distributed a matrix to invited countries, to assist them in documenting their national and international efforts on climate change. The U.S. government circulated a draft documenting activities in the U.S., trying to give the impression that the U.S. is taking meaningful action on climate change.

A number of environmental organizations have analyzed the claims in the U.S. matrix. Their analysis can be found in the shaded right hand column of this document, to help reporters understand the real story behind the administration’s claims.

Groups contributing to this effort include:

• American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy
• Climate Solutions
• Greenpeace
• National Environmental Trust
• Natural Resources Defense Council
• Union of Concerned Scientists
• U.S. Climate Action Network

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See the fact-checked matrix here.

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