On June 1, 2017, the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, or US Climate Mayors, published a statement honoring the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Highland Park’s Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler joined a list of 187 (& growing!) US Mayors in signing this declaration and committing to local and regional and global climate action, renewable energy and environmental justice. The statement reads:
The President’s denial of global warming is getting a cold reception from America’s cities.
As 187 US Mayors representing 52 million Americans, we will adopt, honor, and uphold the commitments to the goals enshrined in the Paris Agreement. We will intensify efforts to meet each of our cities’ current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy.
We will continue to lead. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create a clean energy economy, and stand for environmental justice. And if the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks.
The world cannot wait — and neither will we.
Highland Park’s Mayor Gayle Brill Mittler joins 7 other Mayors from municipalities in New Jersey-North Brunswick, Princeton, Newark, Jersey City, Hoboken, Trenton, and Morristown-whose Mayors have signed this statement and committed to upholding their commitment to climate action and environmental justice.