The primary purpose of any government is to protect its citizens. Climate change poses a unique and growing threat to the lives, health and jobs of people in every city, state and around the world. The policies and budget priorities announced by President Trump in recent weeks threaten to undermine America’s global leadership on tackling climate change. If enacted this will be bad for the United States and bad for the planet.
It is now clearer than ever that cities must play a critical role in delivering the ambition of the Paris Agreement and prevent devastating impacts of climate change.