Culver City Mayor Promises to Support Paris Climate Accord
In the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement that America would be leaving the Paris Climate Accord, Culver City Mayor Jeffrey Cooper has joined with 278 other mayors to pledge to uphold the climate agreement.
Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, is pleased that the Culver City government remains focused on climate health. Culver City Real Estate often benefits from environmentally friendly initiatives.
The Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, co-founded by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in 2014, was originally comprised of 88 members. Of those original members, 60 immediately promised to uphold the agreement made in Paris. However, the group—which is also known as the Climate Mayors—has since grown to 289 members with 279 mayors having signed the pledge.
According to Garcetti, “last week, Democratic and Republican mayors from cities across America came together to say, `Enough’ — we will not let the future of our world be jeopardized by inaction at the very top. Now, mayors from every corner of our nation are joining the call to action, and uniting to carry the fight against climate change forward in our cities.”
The Climate Mayors include mayors for nine of the ten largest cities in the United States: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Dallas and San Jose. Hundreds of other cities have also joined as well.
Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh relayed how important the issue is to his city and to the country as a whole.
“This is a top priority for the people of Boston and the American people.” Walsh goes on to say, “we see the impacts of climate change every day in the streets and homes of our cities — the extreme heat, flooding, and increasing health issues. It’s our responsibility to act, and I’m proud to stand among the growing number of Climate Mayors fighting for our residents.”
The Paris Climate Accord agreement originally set a goal of curbing greenhouse gas emissions and the rise of global temperatures back in 2015. 195 countries, including the United States, signed it. Each country submitted a plan on how it was going to accomplish the goals; though the agreement was nonbinding and countries were at liberty to change their plan as needed.
Martin Feinberg, Realtor, remembers that President Barack Obama had promised to cut greenhouse gases 26 to28 percent by 2025. He also committed $3 billion in aid to poorer countries. However, President Trump believes the agreement is bad for the U.S. economy. “As someone who cares deeply about our environment, I cannot in good conscience support a deal which punishes the United States,” he said. “The Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States.”
The U.S. has joined Syria and Nicaragua as the only three countries not participating. It will take four years for America to officially withdraw.