Mayor Kasim Reed

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has joined mayors from other cities around the country in stating they will continue to support the Paris Climate Agreement even as President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw and attempt to negotiate better terms.

Reed released this statement:

The President has made a disappointing decision today to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, and by extension, global leadership. This decision isolates our country from international partners in shared, global efforts to curb climate change, and at its core is an assault on our future stability and prosperity.

Two years ago, I joined more than 100 mayors from around the world in Paris to demonstrate our support for the COP 21 negotiations. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry demonstrated genuine leadership as they committed the United States to actionable, meaningful and achievable goals to combat climate change and reduce harmful pollution.

Along with my colleagues from around the country and the world, I remain committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. The City of Atlanta will intensify our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions, work to cool the planet by two degrees, ramp up clean energy solutions and seek every opportunity to assert our leadership on this urgent issue.”

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

One reply on “Mayor says Atlanta will meet goals of Paris Climate Agreement”

  1. Not if you keep letting Commissioner Keane and his Developers cut down every green thing over 10 feet in sight ……you do understand the role of photosynthesis in air quality, right ? You do understand “let’s make a study that’ll last 24 months, so we can gets rid of those pesky Morningside tree-huggers”, right ? Wait till August.

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