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.

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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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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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Half of U.S. Spending Power Behind Paris Climate Agreement

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Donald Trump Might Not Agree with Michael Bloomberg and Jerry Brown On Climate Change, But Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Do

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America’s ‘other half’ steps up climate efforts

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