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America’s Pledge: States, cities, businesses and citizens taking action to fight climate change

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[Earlier this month] Gov. Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg [launched] America’s Pledge—an initiative to compile and quantify the actions of U.S. states, cities and businesses to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

America’s Pledge will for the first time aggregate and quantify the commitments of these “non-state actors,” demonstrating to the international community that U.S. climate resolve remains strong despite President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris.

…an unprecedented number of U.S. states, cities, and businesses have affirmed their support for the landmark climate deal, including through the We Are Still In” declaration signed by more than 1,500 businesses, nearly 200 cities and counties, nine states, and over 300 universities.

This enthusiasm for climate action is as yet unquantified, but it’s vast and varied and growing every day:

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