Mayor Buttigieg will join the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda
South Bend, IN -- Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced Friday afternoon he will join the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda and continue to support the ideas behind the Paris Agreement.
Leaders from cities and states across the country have been declaring they'll continue following the guidelines of the agreement despite President Trumps decision.
In a statement Mayor Buttigieg said:
“South Bend has already been directly affected by climate change. Meanwhile, renewable energy and green infrastructure industries are already creating jobs here. Withdrawing from Paris would hurt our community and our economy. Since President Trump has decided that America will no longer lead on this issue, South Bend will join cities and states around the country to continue addressing climate change, even if it means leaving Washington behind. South Bend has already pursued sustainable practices such as investment in energy efficient buildings, renewable energy, LED lighting, alternative fuels for our vehicle fleet, and keeping yard waste out of landfills. Moving forward, we will engage with local partners and with national efforts like the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda. I call on our leaders in Washington to courageously outline a path to a stable climate. But we will no longer wait on Washington for leadership. Cities can lead on climate change, and South Bend will be among them.”