Where Washington Fails to Drive Progress, Cities Will Act

By Michael Bloomberg, Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy. Published by Time Magazine

Over the past decade, Congress has not passed a single bill that takes direct aim at climate change. Yet at the same time, the U.S. has led the world in reducing carbon-dioxide emissions. That progress has been driven by cities, businesses and citizens, and each group is determined to keep pushing ahead. In fact, if the new Administration withdraws from the Paris Agreement, as the chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors, I will recommend that the 128 U.S. mayors who are part of the group seek to join in its place. Cities would benefit from stronger leadership and support from Washington, but they aren’t waiting on it. To find out where the country is heading, don’t follow the national headlines. Get involved locally. That’s where the action is.
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Midwest Cities & Towns Committed to the Compact of Mayors Include:

  • Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Ashland, Wisconsin
  • Carmel, Indiana
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Des Moines, Iowa
  • Dubuque, Iowa
  • Evanston, Illinois
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Muskegon, Michigan
  • Racine, Wisconsin
  • Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • South Haven, Michigan
  • St. Louis, Missouri
  • University City, Missouri
  • Urbana, Illinois
  • Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin