FEATURING ELIZABETH SAWIN – Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for deciding to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement – a largely symbolic yet important global pact to address climate change. But many leaders on the state and local level within the US have decided that they don’t need the federal government’s cooperation on adhering to the Paris Accord.
Dozens of city mayors and state governors across the country have made alliances to keep climate-related promises. After all, even under Democratic leadership the US federal government was hardly an effective climate-leader on the global stage. In the age of Trump local and state-level efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions can and must continue, say environmental activists.
Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Director of Climate Interactive.