MAYOR JOHN MOOR JOINS PLEDGE TO ADOPT PARIS AGREEMENT STANDARDS National organization of Climate May
7/13/17, Asbury Park, NJ - Mayor John Moor has put forth Asbury Park for inclusion in the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, also called the US Climate Mayors, a group of over 350 Mayors pledging to adopt, honor, and uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
"Asbury Park is a beach town, and one that has already felt the impact of climate change through increasingly destructive storms and shifts in weather patterns" Mayor John Moor said. "It's necessary for all communities around the world to think seriously about what can be done to protect our planet, but it's an immediate concern for cities like ours."
"I'm proud to put my name and the name of Asbury Park to this pledge, a sign of our commitment to do whatever we can to cut emissions, promote clean energy, and consider the environment as an essential part of our policies as a governing body," Mayor Moor said.
The Climate Mayors were founded by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. The need for this coalition of Mayors was made evident in June 2017, when President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, an international set of guidelines aiming to control rising global temperatures into the 2020s.
Although America's participation in the Paris Agreement is of critical importance, the Climate Mayors represent the belief that positive change can be made at the state and municipal level when it comes to clean energy, sustainability, and related concerns.
In a statement signed by 350 US Mayors representing over 65 million Americans, the Climate Mayors pledge to honor and adopt the goals of the Paris Agreement, and to ".intensify efforts to meet each of our cities' current climate goals, push for new action to meet the 1.5 degrees Celsius target, and work together to create a 21st century clean energy economy."
"We will continue to lead," the statement says. "We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create a clean energy economy, and stand for environmental justice.
"We'll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks."