If the 100% energy targets were achieved by 2025, the total electric sector carbon pollution reductions would fill anywhere from 87% to 110% of the remaining reductions the USA would need to achieve in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Mayors were struck a blow in January, when Trump ordered to cut funding to jurisdictions that deny in some way cooperation with federal immigration agents. On those issues, mayors highlight local actions and investment, but are asking the federal government for more resources and cooperation.
After Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement earlier this month, effectively ignoring the will of the American people, CEOs of the country’s largest companies and members of his own party, progressive leaders across the country vowed to battle climate change at the local level. Landrieu will take over as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors as it convenes in Miami Beach, Fla., on Friday, June 23, 2017.
“But if we don’t do it, who’s going to do it, right?” de Blasio said. But almost six months after Donald Trump was sworn in, even Cornett says he’s still waiting for signs that the president will help the cities.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says national policy on climate change will emerge from USA cities now that President Donald Trump has withdrawn the country from the Paris climate accords. “We must and we will remain committed to these goals, notwithstanding what the White House decides to do”. “It makes sense for mayors across the country to work together because when we talk about the future of our planet, we’re talking about the future of our communities”.
Mayors are warning President Trump that his tougher stand on immigration enforcement meddles with the affairs of United States cities. Garcetti also met with Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman “about our shared challenges & opportunities” and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, discussing “what our cities can learn from each other”, Garcetti tweeted.
Clinton will speak at the “City Livability Luncheon” at the Fountainebleau Hotel.
Cornett noted Oklahoma City has “paid cash” for a series of improvements, while Los Angeles has planned a $120 billion infrastructure plan of its own. According to the survey, the majority of those cities want to buy or already bought green vehicles, and most also have energy efficiency policies for new and existing municipal buildings. Trump proposes eliminating the grants.
The conference of mayors has show major support of the Paris agreement. “All we’re asking the administration is, let us continue to help make America great”, said Elizabeth Kautz of Burnsville, Minnesota. “Cities and states around the country are now doing the kinds of things the national government should do”. “We could use more of that in state and national government”.