December 12th marks the five-year anniversary of the world coming together to sign on to the Paris Agreement, and Mayor Angela Birney and the City of Redmond are marking the moment by committing to a national mobilization for a clean energy economy and centering their own operations in pursuit of climate action. In doing so, Redmond joined over a thousand leaders from local governments, businesses, universities, and other institutions across the country as part of the “America Is All In” joint statement.
This joint statement will be delivered to the incoming Biden-Harris administration, as well as to United Nations officials and global heads of state at the Climate Ambition Summit hosted by the United Kingdom, also on December 12th.
The “America Is All In” declaration is organized by We Are Still In, a coalition in support for climate action and a pledge to uphold the United States commitments to reduce emissions under the Paris Agreement. With more than 3,900 organizations and institutions across all sectors of the United States, these leaders represent over half of the national population, nearly two-thirds of the economy, and more than half of the country’s emissions. While the United States officially exited the Paris Agreement on November 4th, the incoming Biden-Harris administration has committed to reentering the unprecedented global agreement.
To date, the new statement has been signed by cities across the United States including St. Louis, Milwaukee, and Washington, DC, Fortune 100 businesses including Microsoft and Amazon.
Redmond's commitment to climate action and sustainability was renewed this September when Council adopted the City's comprehensive Environmental Sustainability Action Plan. This foundational plan was developed in partnership with community members and creates a 30-year blueprint to support the City’s climate and sustainability goals. The plan includes a commitment to reduce community-wide emissions by 80% by 2050, with an aspirational community-wide greenhouse gas reduction target of carbon neutrality by 2050.
View the statement and signatories at AmericaIsAllIn.com
Learn more at WeAreStillIn.com