Los Angeles is a leader on the global stage, much of which is due to our commitment to sustainability. Indeed, climate change is a transnational issue that extends far beyond county and state lines. That’s why when the White House announced the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, I spearheaded a bipartisan coalition of U.S. mayors committed to upholding the Paris Climate Accord.
Today, the Climate Mayors network is 402 cities strong, spanning 47 states and representing nearly 70 million Americans. And to help Los Angeles uphold the Paris Agreement, we are working together with our partners at the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group to ensure our Sustainable City pLAn is compatible with the goals of the agreement.
I am grateful to my fellow Angelenos who have stepped up to conserve water, save energy, and turn to more sustainable methods of transportation. These actions, and others, have helped move the pLAn’s proposals to meaningful actions.