FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2015 — Mayor Charlie Hales on Friday joined mayors from across the country in a Twitter discussion about climate action.
The #ClimateMayors convened digitally 30 days ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, where they are calling on the United States to demonstrate powerful leadership and steer the Paris talks toward a strong agreement that would lead to measurable improvements in the world's climate, human health, and quality of life.
Today the mayors also released the Compendium of City Climate Action (lamayor.org/compendium), detailing emission reduction targets, key policies, and new actions in 30 municipalities.
See a sample from the Twitter discussion below. For all the answers from mayors across the country, click here!
A2: We support countries making ambitious commitments to cut GHG emissions & working with cities to deliver climate solutions #climatemayors— LA Mayor's Office (@LAMayorsOffice) October 30, 2015
A2: Innovation happens at the local level. Mayors will push nat'l/int'l leaders to take real action on climate, as cities are #climatemayors— Charlie Hales (@MayorPDX) October 30, 2015
A4: Lead by example! City adding 40 EV to fleet to be 20% electric by 2020. & supporting expansion of charging sites citywide #ClimateMayors— Charlie Hales (@MayorPDX) October 30, 2015
A7: Citywide compost/recycling & just twice-monthly trash pickup a start. Need to expand compost to multifamily buildings #ClimateMayors— Charlie Hales (@MayorPDX) October 30, 2015