12 Sep '18, 9am

Cities, States and Businesses Within Striking Distance of Paris Climate Goals—Without Trump https://t.co/d9hPao3Ksf

Cities, States and Businesses Within Striking Distance of Paris Climate Goals—Without Trump https://t.co/d9hPao3Ksf

Since President Trump took office, leadership on climate change has shifted from Washington, D.C. to city halls, state legislatures and boardrooms across the country. According to a new report from the America’s Pledge initiative, these decentralized, bottom-up efforts are already delivering results. Real economy actors are putting climate targets within reach — without having to make sacrifices — said Carl Pope, America’s Pledge vice-chair and former executive director of the Sierra Club, speaking at a report preview event Tuesday. “One of the things that shouldn’t surprise us in the Untied States is that the best way to speed up innovation is to have a lot of different people trying,” he said. “That’s why a bottom-up strategy is fundamentally a much more powerful strategy than one that relies on a single federal mechanism, whether it would be a carbon tax, or cap-and-tra...

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