US Mayors to Sign Vote on Climate Change Resolution

June 23, 2014 10:39 AM

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US Mayors to Sign Vote on Climate Change Resolution

Confronting climate change is a major agenda of this week’s U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Dallas, Texas including climate protection awards, climate panels and a discussion with U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz. Mayors signed the latest version of the Climate Protection Agreement (CEP). Endorsed by over 1,000 mayors, it supports a national goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 1990 levels by 2050 amongst other things. Mayors from 10 of America’s biggest cities have joined forces to tackle climate change and pollution in an energy efficiency project that could save US$1 billion a year.

On Sunday, attendees will also vote on a resolution encouraging cities to use natural solutions to fight climate change and protect freshwater supplies, defend the nation’s coastlines, maintain a healthy tree cover and protect air quality. Democratic mayors from the Republican leaning states Texas a...

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