Climate Mayors Agreement

14 septembre 2021 - 3 minutes read

Together, we are working for a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. Vinis said the membership committee would help her « be a role model for other cities my size, to say they all need us. » She added that the exchange of information, an important part of the new committee, will help cities with fewer resources to develop more ambitious climate plans. As the City of Boston remains at the forefront of urgent action on climate change, climate mayors today announced that Mayor Martin J. Walsh has been named chair of the coalition of 468 U.S. mayors who are committed to taking bold environmental action and upholding the Paris Climate Agreement. In this role, Mayor Walsh will help catalyze climate change efforts at the local level, set an example of climate change action for leaders at all levels of government, and work towards economic recovery based on justice and environmental responsibility. Mayor Walsh succeeds Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who founded Climate Mayors, and has also chaired the network since its inception in 2014. If you would like to sign this declaration or for more information about Climate Mayors and its activities, please send an e-mail to info@climate-mayors.org or visit our website www.climatemayors.org. If your mayor would like to register, please send an email from an authorized person in your city and provide contact information for your municipal government`s climate representative. The world`s largest alliance for leadership in the urban climate.

The 2020 deadline is the commitment of the world`s leading cities to urgently pursue ambitious action on climate change and show how to implement the Paris Agreement. Now it`s time to act! « The climate issue starts and ends with cities. It is cities that are responsible for most greenhouse gas emissions and solutions to climate change are also the responsibility of cities, » Vinis said. In the long term, our federal government will address this, and the more we develop specific strategies and achieve measurable results, the more we will be able to inform national policies. Under the leadership of The Conference, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program was designed to enable cities, counties, and states, for the first time in U.S. history, to obtain grants specifically for energy efficiency projects. This program was one of the top priorities of the Mayors` 10-Point Plan and the Mayors` MainStreet Recovery Program. The Obama administration distributed $2.8 billion earlier this year for EECBG, included in the Recovery Package (ARRA), which will benefit hundreds of U.S. dollars.