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Americans are seeing an increase in coastal flooding, wildfires, and sea-level rise. The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions formed an alliance to help public and private sectors advance carbon reduction and sustainable development programs.
Why Take a Look:
The Alliance for a Sustainable Future designed a questionnaire to determine best practices, identify trends, and define opportunities where additional assistance is required. Members are a collective of Mayors and city leaders from across from America; more than 100 cities participated in the questionnaire their responses provide a snapshot of local action and potential.
- 69% of cities track their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)
- Of the 63 cities that shared information on how much renewable electricity they use, nearly one of five cover more than 30 percent of their electricity needs with renewable sources
- 85% of cities are interested in or already partnering with the business community to advance climate solutions in the areas of electricity, buildings, and transportation
- 65% are already generating or using renewable electricity, another 26 % of cities are considering purchasing renewables to power city operations in the next few years
- 91% of cities are interested in or already partnering with other local governments
- 45% of cities have policies or programs that help citizens and businesses choose renewable electricity options