Climate Mayors Statement on the Trump Administration’s Announcement of Formal Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

NOVEMBER 4, 2019 — Today, the Climate Mayors, a non-partisan network of U.S. mayors working to combat climate change through meaningful actions in their communities, issued the following statement denouncing the Trump administration’s announcement that it will begin formal withdrawal proceedings from the Paris Agreement:

“The Trump administration’s announcement reaffirms what we’ve already known: this administration is willing to ignore the realities of climate change and risk the physical and financial health of Americans.

“From heavy flooding in the Midwestern plains to intense storms and sea level rise on the coasts, cities across the country are already feeling the impacts of the climate crisis. Despite misguided decisions from the White House, mayors are continuing to step up with innovative and impactful policies to curb emissions from the bottom-up, from deploying more electric vehicles to installing more renewable energy.

“From the moment President Trump announced his withdrawal from Paris, our coalition has continued to grow. Now, we represent 435 mayors and over 71 million Americans from both red and blue states, all working together to demonstrate leadership on climate change. No matter what the White House throws our way, Climate Mayors will remain steadfast in upholding the commitments made under the Paris Agreement – and we’ll continue leading climate progress in cities across the country.”