U.S. and Japanese City, State and Business Networks Partner to Strengthen Global Climate Action

At the Global Climate Action Summit, the America’s Pledge initiative – co-chaired by UN Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg and California Governor Edmund G. Brown – announced a new partnership with the Japan Climate Initiative, a new collaboration between over 200 Japanese firms, local governments and civil society organizations dedicated to accelerating climate progress in Japan.  

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Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg: Even without the Trump administration, the U.S. is upholding its commitment to the Paris climate agreement

America’s Pledge will report this collective progress to the Global Climate Action Summit that starts Wednesday in San Francisco. The effort, by our calculations, will put the country within striking distance of the 26% reduction in greenhouse gases, by 2025, that the United States promised to hit in Paris. The report outlines 10 areas where U.S. cities, towns and organizations can focus their attention to cut emissions even more quickly, even without support from the federal government. Our message to the world is simple: The United States is taking bold steps to uphold our end of the deal. And we have market forces and public opinion on our side.

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Bottom-Up U.S. Climate Report “Fulfilling America’s Pledge” Illustrates Progress towards Paris Agreement Target

At the Global Climate Action Summit — where over 4,000 business, city, state and civil society delegates are plotting more ambitious commitments to achieve the goals set by the Paris Agreement — Summit co-chairs Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Michael R. Bloomberg unveiled a report demonstrating how cities, states, and businesses can bring the U.S. within striking distance of its 2025 emissions reduction target in the absence of federal leadership.

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America’s Pledge Outlines Bottom-Up Opportunity Agenda for U.S. State, City and Business Action on Climate

Today, the America’s Pledge initiative released its “Opportunity Agenda,” a road map for bottom-up action by businesses, cities and states across ten sectors within which collaborative strategies can significantly reduce U.S. carbon emissions in the near term, in the absence of federal government policy.

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One Year Later, American Climate Leadership Forges Ahead

On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, leaving the U.S. federal government isolated as the only nation in the world not publicly committed to achieving the targets outlined in the agreement. In the year since then, hundreds of American cities, states, and businesses representing more than half […]

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Bloomberg Philanthropies Announces the American Cities Climate Challenge to Support Mayors Tackling Climate Change in the United States

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Michael R. Bloomberg provides funding for UN Climate Change Secretariat to ensure U.S. will honor Paris commitment

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, announced a contribution to support the operations of the UN Climate Change Secretariat, including its work to help countries implement their commitments under the 2015 Paris Agreement. The contribution realizes Bloomberg’s promise from June 2017 to fill a […]

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State Attorneys General, Mayors Sign Declaration to “Strongly Oppose” Trump Administration Decision to Roll Back Clean Car Standards

State attorneys general and mayors from across the country are vowing to challenge the Trump administration’s decision to roll back national clean car standards and uphold the standard adopted in 2012 that would help to ensure clean air for their residents. In a declaration, elected officials from more than 50 cities and over 25 states make […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron Endorses America’s Pledge at the One Planet Summit

In an address at the One Planet Summit, French President Emmanuel Macron endorsed America’s Pledge, a group of non-federal actors led by Mike Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown, for remaining committed to meeting the United States’ goals under the Paris Agreement, with or without help from Washington.

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At Inaugural North American Climate Summit, President Barack Obama Highlights Importance of Non-Federal Climate Actors in Endorsing America’s Pledge

More than forty U.S. mayors commit to continued, aggressive climate action to meet Paris Agreement goals under Chicago Climate Charter to ensure U.S. remains global leader in climate action Watch Obama’s remarks here Today, at the first-ever North American Climate Summit, over 50 local leaders from across the world continued discussions about bottom-up climate action […]

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