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Mayor Tim Keller Pledges to Meet Paris Climate Agreement Goals

Mayor Tim Keller Joins Mayors National Climate Action Agenda.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Mayor Tim Keller signed a pledge joining the Climate Mayors (or the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda or MNCAA), a network of nearly 400 U.S. mayors representing 68 million Americans - working together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.

By signing the pledge, Mayor Keller announced that city officials would begin exploring strategies to expand upon ongoing efforts to reduce the city’s carbon footprint with the goal of meeting the standards established by the Paris Climate Agreement.

“Climate change poses a very real threat to our city and our planet,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “By joining local leaders across the county, we are acknowledging that we cannot wait any longer lest we risk irreparable damage to our economy, our environment, and our way of life. We will immediately begin exploring strategies to reduce our carbon footprint and put Albuquerque on a more sustainable path in the coming years.”

The MNCAA was formed as a result of President Donald Trump’s announcement in June 2017 that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. As a result, 61 Climate Mayors spoke up together in support of the agreement and announced their cities would adopt, honor, and uphold the Paris Agreement goals.