Mike Bloomberg Statement on Plans for COP23
NOV. 02, 2017
Mike Bloomberg released the following statement on recent reporting that the Trump Administration will focus on fossil fuels at the upcoming UN COP conference in Bonn, Germany, during which Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown will host an America’s Pledge event to highlight aggressive, ongoing climate action by U.S. cities, states, businesses, and organizations in the face of inaction by the federal government.
"Half the nation's coal plants have closed over the last six years because cheaper and cleaner alternative energy sources have become available - and that trend has only accelerated since last year's election. Next week I'll help lead a delegation of U.S. mayors, governors, and CEOs who will attend the COP in Bonn, and we will deliver a unified message: Americans remain committed to meeting our commitment under the Paris Agreement, no matter what happens in Washington. And through our work with America's Pledge, which organizes and accelerates non-federal climate action, we can get there."
U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
IN MIKE'S WORDS
There are so many facets to climate change that make it difficult to address, but you don’t give up just because it’s difficult. You work harder.
70% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from cities.
Cities also present the greatest opportunities for protecting the environment. Mayors around the world are rising to the challenge.