Cities are the drivers of progress and innovation, and through the Compact of Mayors, they can help nations set new, aggressive climate targets over the next year.
We have said it before--going local on climate makes sense. While the federal government and majority of states are currently Republican-controlled, the mayors of large cities are overwhelmingly Democrat! Cities also produce 70% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, so climate action by our mayors matters.
Already, in response to Trump’s withdrawal, at least 180 U.S. mayors representing more than 50 million Americans have committed to “adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement.” All-of-us must back this local movement.