Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Since Trump’s announcement last week, 125 separate mayors and 9 governors across the US have denounced his move and publicly stated that they will remain in the Paris Agreement, with some even going further and committing to 100% renewable energy.  In keeping with this trend, the Atlanta City Council passed a resolution committing the city to generating 100% of its electricity consumed through renewable energy and associated technologies by 2035.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed issued the following statement:
“The President has made a disappointing decision today to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, and by extension, global leadership. This decision isolates our country from international partners in shared, global efforts to curb climate change, and at its core is an assault on our future stability and prosperity. 
Two years ago, I joined more than 100 mayors from around the world in Paris to demonstrate our support for the COP 21 negotiations. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry demonstrated genuine leadership as they committed the United States to actionable, meaningful and achievable goals to combat climate change and reduce harmful pollution. 
Along with my colleagues from around the country and the world, I remain committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The City of Atlanta will intensify our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. . . ramp up clean energy solutions, and seek every opportunity to assert our leadership on this urgent issue.”

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