Our events help drive a climate action agenda by creating opportunities to come together.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.