Michael Bloomberg and Governor of California launch new United States climate action plan

Michael Bloomberg now serves as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change.   Mark Wilson  Getty Images

Michael Bloomberg now serves as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. Mark Wilson Getty Images

Governor Jerry Brown of California and former mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg announced "America's Pledge" on Wednesday, an initiative aimed at keeping greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. cities, states, and businesses consistent with the goals outlined in the Paris climate agreement.

The process of developing America's Pledge will also provide a roadmap for increased climate ambition from USA states, cities, businesses and others, and will transparently demonstrate to the global community how and in which ways these entities can help the US deliver on its pledge under the Paris Agreement.

The United Nations' chief, António Guterres, said in a statement the plan to assess how USA cities, states and others are contributing to slashing global greenhouse gas emissions was "welcome".

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Under the Paris deal, former President Barack Obama's administration had vowed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.

The top official in California was recently named Special Advisor for States and Regions ahead of the United Nations' 23rd Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP23.

The pledge will "provide a roadmap for increased climate ambition" over time, and offer a game plan to help organizations drive down their emissions.

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"The American government may have pulled out of the Paris agreement", he added, "but American society remains committed to it - and we will redouble our efforts to achieve its goals. "We're already halfway there".

The new pledge will record and track those individual commitments and measure their cumulative effect on reducing emissions. The two have commissioned the Rocky Mountain Institute and the World Resources Institute to lead an analytical effort supporting the initiative, and have planned to compile and showcase existing climate commitments of US subnational and non-state actors at COP23 scheduled for November in Bonn, Germany.

The initiative by 227 cities and counties, nine states and more than 1,500 businesses, including Fortune 500 companies, was announced in a statement by California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg, a former NY mayor. "President Trump's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement does not speak for the states and cities that are committed to fighting climate change and paving the way for a new energy economy", McAuliffe wrote.

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Two of the nation's foremost environmental leaders just launched a new plan for the United States to fight climate change - with or without the federal government.

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