Local Climate Leadership

In spite of the incoming administration’s views on climate change, American states and city mayors are continuing to show leadership on climate action. In last month’s election, Seattle, Los Angeles and Columbus, Ohio voted to expand mass transit. Portland began a new municipal waste program, Miami Beach is raising roadbeds and building flood walls to hold back the rising seas. California, led by Governor Jerry Brown, has set one of the nation’s most ambitious climate targets—to reduce GHG emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. And Hawaii is planning to use 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. Read more here

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