In a video posted to the City of Cleveland’s Facebook page, Mayor Jackson recently told viewers that changes to climate policy in Washington would not affect the plans underway in Cleveland to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. This goal is part of the Office of Sustainability’s Cleveland Climate Action Plan.
Mayor Frank G. Jackson is joining the Climate Mayors (aka, Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, or MNCAA), a network of nearly 200 U.S. mayors representing over 50 million Americans in fighting climate change. The group of mayors is working together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.
Climate Mayors recently released an open letter to President Donald Trump to oppose his actions thus far against climate action. In January, 30 Climate Mayors issued an electric vehicle (EV) request for information (RFI) to show automakers and manufacturers that 114,000 of their cities’ cars and trucks could be electrified.
“We’re in support of a worldwide climate action plan and we are committed to doing our part here in Cleveland. It is simply the right thing to do,” Mayor Jackson said. “We have a responsibility to leave for future generation a more green, vibrant and healthy Cleveland.”
Cleveland has joined Climate Mayors to mutually strengthen grassroots-level, city-led activity on undertaking climate action by cleaning our energy sources, making our infrastructure more efficient and growing our economy through investing in the sectors that enable a climate-compatible future.
View Mayor Jackson’s remarks below: