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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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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Mayor Emanuel and Global Mayors Sign the Chicago Climate Charter at the North American Climate Summit

More than 50 Mayors commit to achieving emissions reductions and move forward with climate action Mayor Emanuel was joined today at the North American Climate Summit by municipal leaders from across the world, including Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Vice Chair of the Global Covenant […]

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America’s Pledge Co-Chairs Mike Bloomberg and Governor Jerry Brown Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Present Report on U.S. Climate Action at UN Talks

Report analyzes climate action by U.S states, cities, businesses, and universities, in support of the Paris Agreement COP 23 Special Advisor for States and Regions California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Michael R. Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, released the America’s Pledge report today at the U.S. […]

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Mike Bloomberg Statement on Plans for COP23

Mike Bloomberg released the following statement on recent reporting that the Trump Administration will focus on fossil fuels at the upcoming UN COP conference in Bonn, Germany, during which Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown will host an America’s Pledge event to highlight aggressive, ongoing climate action by U.S. cities, states, businesses, and organizations in […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Launch “America’s Pledge”

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg launched America’s Pledge on climate change, a new initiative to compile and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Since the White House announcement of its intention […]

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