Mike Bloomberg statement on the U.S. fossil fuels event at COP23
NOV. 13, 2017
The following is a statement from Mike Bloomberg in response to the U.S. Administration’s event on fossil fuels at COP23 today in Bonn, Germany:
"Promoting coal at a climate summit is like promoting tobacco at a cancer summit. It's also a denial of what's happening in the US - half of all American coal plants have been retired over the past six years, thanks to market and community forces and leadership by cities and states. That trend will continue no matter what happens in Washington, and we are now working to help the rest of the world move beyond coal too. If the administration won't lead it should at least get out of the way."
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.