News | April 17, 2014

U.S. Mayors Curbing Greenhouse Gases And Adapting Cities To Climatic Events, According To 282-City Survey To Be Released Earth Day

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USCM Survey Release: Tuesday, April 22 at 2:15 p.m. EDT

Washington /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release a mayoral survey of actions taken by cities throughout the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt city infrastructure and systems to climatic events. The report findings, based on information provided by more than 280 cities, will be highlighted on Earth Day – Tuesday, April 22nd at 2:15 p.m. EDT – during a national CONFERENCE CALL with reporters, led by the Conference of Mayors' climate leaders.

According to the survey, many local climate initiatives are the result of the nearly-decade old campaign to reduce city greenhouse gas emissions, whereby mayors committed to local climate action by joining as a signatory to the Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement (http://www.usmayors.org/climateprotection/agreement.htm). More than 1,060 mayors representing nearly 90 million people in the U.S. have signed onto this Agreement, prompting a broad a broad range of local activities to curb carbon emissions from city operations and the community at large.

This report, Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Actions in America's Cities, is the third in a series of reports this year; the two earlier reports featured energy efficiency initiatives and energy technology deployments by cities as well as how stimulus funds from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program helped accelerate the local energy and climate efforts. 

** NOTE: A COPY OF THE REPORT AND RELEASE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT WWW.USMAYORS.ORG **

WHO: Bridgeport (CT) Mayor Bill Finch, Co-Chair, USCM Energy Independence & Climate Protection Task Force

Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard, Co-Chair, USCM Energy Independence & Climate Protection Task Force

WHAT: NATIONAL CONFERENCE CALL to release the Conference of Mayors'

"Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Actions in America's Cities"                    

WHEN: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. (EDT)

WHERE: Call-In Number: 1-800-533-7954 Passcode: 3673293

The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.

There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/usmayors, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.

SOURCE: The U.S. Conference of Mayors

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