31 Jan '17, 6pm

Why the Paris Agreement Is Good for the United States

Why the Paris Agreement Is Good for the United States

The Paris Agreement has increased ambition among cities and states across the globe to accelerate climate action. This includes city- and state-level commitments that will help us realize national commitments even faster. These are cities that recognize that climate action means more than just, clean, renewable energy. It also means more livable, healthier, and resilient cities. Dozens of American mayors – spread throughout the U.S. – sent an open letter calling on the President to continue being an active participant in the Paris Agreement. These local elected officials know that their constituents want more action on climate and that global action is needed. The 90 cities at the Global Mayor’s Climate Summit in 2016 represented a quarter of the world’s GDP – and American cities stand to benefit from working with counterparts to carry forward the Paris Agreement. States a...

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