Us Conference Of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement 2005

Scientific knowledge and unity continue to reinforce the idea that climate change poses an urgent threat to the environmental and economic health of our communities. Many cities, both here and abroad, already have strong local strategies and programs to reduce global warming pollution, but more action is needed at the local, national and federal levels to meet the challenge. On 16 February 2005, the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to combat climate change, became a law for the 141 countries that have ratified it to date. On that day, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels launched this initiative to advance the Kyoto Protocol goals through the leadership and action of at least 141 U.S. cities. Many mayors have signed the agreement since it was announced: while more than 1,000 cities across the country have signed the agreement. Mayors are on the front line when it comes to the impact on human behaviour – from their work on recycling to public health initiatives, they change human behaviour every day. This is one of the many reasons why 1,066 mayors continue to attend the conference of U.S. mayors and, in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol, are abhorred to reduce CO2 emissions in their cities below 1990 levels. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was the founder of the movement.

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program was developed under the direction of the conference, which, for the first time in U.S. history, allows cities, counties and states to obtain specific grants to fund energy efficiency projects. This program has been one of the top priorities of the mayors` 10-point plan and the Mayors` MainStreet Recovery Program. The Obama administration acted earlier this year to distribute $2.8 billion for EECBG, which is included in the stimulus package (ARRA) that will benefit hundreds of U.S. cities. Mayors are on the front line when it comes to the impact on human behaviour – from their work on recycling to public health initiatives, they change human behaviour every day. This is one of the many reasons why 1,066 mayors continue to attend the conference of U.S. mayors and, in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol, are abhorred to reduce CO2 emissions in their cities below 1990 levels. Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels was the founder of the movement. Click on the link below to see a list of all the U.S.

cities where mayors have signed the mayors` agreement on climate change. At the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in June 2005, 141 mayors signed the agreement – the same number of nations that ratified the Kyoto Protocol. In May 2007, Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor became the 500th mayor to take office. A bipartisan delegation to participate in a congressional hearing on Tuesday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. and Washington, D.C.- A bipartisan delegation of mayors who hold important leadership positions with the United States.

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