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Adler to steer Climate Mayors

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced Tuesday that he will be part of the new Climate Mayors Steering Committee. The group of 24 mayors will, according to a press release, “serve as a leading voice in efforts to further climate action in the more than 400 cities across the U.S. making up the Climate Mayors coalition.” Said Adler, “Cities are main contributors of carbon emissions around the world, and Austin is working to ensure we are moving the needle with regard to the global climate crisis. From implementing green methods of public transportation and increasing our use of renewable energy – time is of the essence, and it is crucial we all take action.” The Climate Mayors took up the mantle of the Paris Agreement in 2017 after President Donald Trump withdrew federal support. Currently, the network includes 438 mayors who have pledged to support climate action and clean energy. The full press release about the steering committee is available online.

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