Kasey Dresser | December 29, 2017
Since Trump has officially pulled support from the Paris Climate Change Accord, mayors within the U.S. are pledging for their cities to help meet the goals. 50 plus mayors signed the Chicago Climate Charter to meet Paris Climate Agreement’s pollution reduction goals during the North American Climate Summit. Des Moines, Dubuque, Fairfield, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and several other Iowan mayors have now stepped up to do the same.
- Utilizing Iowa’s wind power, achieve 100% renewable energy for municipal electricity needs by 2022.
- Buying Electric Vehicles (EV) to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
- Replacing buildings with incandescent bulbs to LEDS and getting rid of any old appliances or softwares.
The Environmental Law & Policy Center is excited that cities are stepping up and plans to make arrangement that will tailor to Iowa’s benefit.