Climate leaders go ‘all in’ to halve emissions by 2030

Read the full story at Smart Cities Dive.

To complement the United States’ return to the Paris climate agreement, elected officials joined the business and nonprofit community to launch the “America Is All In” coalition, which aims to collaborate with the federal government on the fight against climate change.

Co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Charlotte, NC Mayor Vi Lyles and CommonSpirit Health CEO Lloyd H. Dean, the group has pledged to cut carbon emissions by at least 50% from a 2005 baseline by 2030, and to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

The newly formed coalition builds on the work of the “We Are Still In” effort, which brought together state, tribal and local governments, businesses, academic institutions, nonprofits and other groups to curb emissions in the absence of federal aid. With President Biden’s administration pledging action on climate change, officials said this new initiative can supercharge those efforts.

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