MAYORS TO VOICE STRONG OPPOSITION TO WITHDRAWAL FROM PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD: Hold Press Conference Call – Friday, June 2, 2017 at 12 noon ET

Will Reinforce Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities

Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES


Washington, D.C, June 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The nation’s mayors will voice their strong opposition to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord on a PRESS CONFERENCE CALL tomorrow, Friday, June 2, at 12 noon ET.

 

Under the leadership of the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), mayors have vowed their continued commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming despite what happens at the national level. 

At its Annual Meeting in June 2016, the Conference reiterated mayors’ support for the Paris Climate Accord and the economic and health benefits to stronger climate policy on our communities and passed a policy resolution supporting the agreement along with other local, national and international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

As the USCM approaches its Annual Meeting this June 23-27 in Miami Beach, the nation’s mayors will gather reaffirm their long-term commitment to addressing climate disruption and celebrate mayors who have made significant strides locally.  

Since 2005, the Conference has been a leader on the issue of climate change by passing numerous policies, holding several summits, as well as spearheading a bipartisan effort where more than 1,000 mayors committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their individual communities.

 

WHO:              New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, USCM Vice President

                        Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Greg Stanton, USCM Environment Committee Chair

                        Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, USCM Past President

                        Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard, USCM Energy Independence & Climate Protection Task Force Co-Chair

 

WHAT:             Mayors’ Press Conference Call on Withdrawal from Paris Climate Accord

 

WHEN:             Friday, June 2, 2017 | 12:00 noon to 12:30 pm ET

 

WHERE:           Conference Call Number:  888-516-2443 | Passcode:  8201235

 

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