The State Department released its draft Sixth Climate Action Report September 26, highlighting climate change policy initiatives. It found that the Obama Administration’s policies, including fuel efficiency standards and renewable energy projects, will help reduce carbon emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020. The day before, Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change Heather Zichal commented that the report will serve as a benchmark for other countries. Public comment will be accepted through October 24.