National Dialogue on Green and Equitable Recovery: Southeast

Climate Mayors Steering Committee member Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Climate Mayors member Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Climate Mayors member Columbia Mayor Stephen Benjamin, and US Representative Kathy Castor of the 14th district of Florida and Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, had a livestream conversation about their work to prioritize a green recovery in their region. The discussion was moderated by journalist Tom O’Hara from The Invading Sea, a collaboration of 26 news organizations that cover climate change in Florida.

National Dialogue on Green and Equitable Recovery: Texas

Climate Mayors Co-Chair Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Steering Committee member Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Steering Committee member San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg discussed a sustainable recovery in Texas and beyond. The panel was hosted by The Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith.

National Dialogue on Green and Equitable Recovery: Great Lakes

In partnership with the Mayors Innovation Project at UW-Madison, Climate Mayors hosted a livestream discussion about climate action featuring Climate Mayors Steering Committee members Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter, and Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes.

National Dialogue on Green and Equitable Recovery: Ohio Valley

In partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business, Climate Mayors hosted a virtual discussion with leaders of the Ohio Valley, including Climate Mayors Steering Committee member Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto and Climate Mayors members Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Youngstown Tito Brown.

National Dialogue on Green and Equitable Recovery

New Climate Mayors Chair Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Steering Committee member New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, and US Director of World Resources Institute Dan Lashof convened to discuss national climate action in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. The discussion was hosted by TIME Magazine’s Justin Worland.


Advancing Equitable Local Climate Action with the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act

14 mayors from Climate Mayors and C40 and representatives from an additional  5 cities met with senior officials from the Biden-Harris Administration to discuss the implementation of the historic Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to advance equitable climate action in cities. The meeting was hosted by Climate  Mayors and C40 with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, RMI, and the World Resources Institute. 

Climate Mayors Member Roundtable with John Podesta

Climate Mayors met with White House Senior Advisor for Clean Energy Innovation and Implementation John Podesta to discuss Administration’s climate agenda for 2023 and opportunities for the White House to partner with mayors in implementing programs passed under the Biden Administration. Mayors Sylvester Turner (Houston), Satya Rhodes-Conway (Madison), Eric Adams (New York), Kate Gallego (Phoenix), Eric Garcetti (Los Angeles), LaToya Cantrell (New Orleans), Lucy Vinis (Eugene), and 20 additional Climate Mayors attended to promote strong partnerships between federal agencies and mayors and communicate barriers they are facing in utilizing the new federal funding to drive the transformational change needed to address climate change and advance equity and the intensifying climate impacts they are experiencing in their cities, including extreme heat and flooding.

Climate Mayors Western Water Security Roundtable

Climate Mayors and Mayor Kate Gallego (Phoenix, AZ) hosted representatives from 17 western cities and officials from the Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) to discuss the funding available from the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) under the Bureau of Reclamation’s jurisdiction that addresses water security issues. Reclamation is responsible for the management and development of the water and power infrastructure of the American West.

Climate Mayors’ Winter Reception

On January 18th, Climate Mayors gathered together for an in-person reception to celebrate Climate Leadership. Climate Mayors recognized Chair Emeritus Mayor Sylvester Turner’s tenure and looked ahead to priorities for 2023 under incoming Chair Satya Rhodes-Conway.

Climate Mayors’ Leadership Forum

Please RSVP for our Climate Mayors Leadership Forum hosted in partnership with C40 Cities on June 1st in Columbus, Ohio in advance of the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting.

The Climate Mayors Leadership Forum will bring mayors together to discuss national strategy to act on climate, local leadership, and how to take advantage of historic levels of federal funding. Lunch will be provided and the Forum will conclude with a cocktail reception.