Originally posted on: mikebloomberg.com
Statements by Michael R. Bloomberg, C40 President of the Board, Co-Chair of the Global Covenant of Mayors, and U.N. Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and Mayor Anne Hidalgo, C40 Chair, Global Covenant of Mayors Board Member and Mayor of Paris
Today in Paris, Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor Hidalgo met with French President Francois Hollande to discuss the progress cities are making on climate change, including in the United States. President Hollande’s leadership has been crucial in securing the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in which all nations were brought for the first time into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change.
“I communicated to President Hollande that American cities, states and businesses will deliver the U.S. commitment to the Paris Agreement,” said Mr. Bloomberg. “Mayor Hidalgo and I discussed with President Hollande the resolve of cities around the world to accelerate progress and fulfill the diplomatic commitments their nations made – even as the global political winds have shifted over the past year. In the U.S., action by state and local governments and businesses has replaced half the country’s coal-fired power production with cleaner forms of energy and put the country on an irreversible path to meet our Paris commitment -- irrespective of future national policies.”
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