Climate Mayors Commit To Paris Accord

Jun 5, 2017

Burlington, Vermont’s mayor has joined more than 200 others in signing an open letter declaring that they will continue to support the Paris Climate Agreement after the president promised to pull the U.S. out.

At the time of its release on Monday, the letter from Climate Mayors included hundreds of businesses, mayors, and presidents of colleges and universities pledging to the global community that they are  “still in” the Paris accord.

Mayor Miro Weinberger notes that Burlington was the first city in the country to get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources and plans to become a net zero energy city within 15 years.

The mayors of Boston, New York, Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Syracuse, Kingston, Montpelier, Saratoga Springs, and Springfield, Massachusetts are among those in the region that also signed.