Each week we share the stories that shouldn’t be missed. Local climate leaders, the latest in community climate action, and new climate research are all featured to highlight the good news coming out of cities. These are the top stories of the past week:
- Atlanta made a commitment to 100 percent clean energy by 2035, the largest southern city to do so.
- Salt Lake City became the initial American city in the Unmask My City initiative, an international effort to encourage health care providers to become advocates for cleaner air in their communities.
- The Sierra Club and a group of U.S. mayors launched a new initiative, Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, to encourage cities across the country to transition to renewable power. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski was named a co-chair of the program.
- New analysis shows that cities can reduce CO2 emissions by 80 percent if they embrace three revolutions in vehicle technology: automation, electrification, and ride sharing.
- New York City issued new guidelines for protecting infrastructure against rising seas.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Your city’s climate leadership deserves to be celebrated and shared! Inspire other community leaders to follow your example by submitting your story for inclusion in Path to Positive Communities’ upcoming Let’s Lead guide. Send us your accessible, replicable story by May 15.