NASDAQ OMX

MAYORS UNDETERRED BY PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD WITHDRAWAL

3.6.2017 00:33 | NASDAQ OMX

Dela

Bipartisan Group Reinforces Commitment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Cities on Conference Call Today

Washington, D.C, June 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

The nation's mayors today said they are undeterred by the decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and expressed their unwavering commitment to continue efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to alleviate the impacts of global warming despite what happens at the national level. 

On a conference call today hosted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors, New Orleans (LA) Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who serves as USCM Vice President, stressed strong opposition to the withdrawal and explained that the bipartisan organization has taken an active role for many years to combat climate change.  "From Kyoto to Paris to today, on behalf of the Conference, it is our collective opinion that withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord is a shortsighted decision.  While we don't necessarily disagree on 'America First,' it cannot be 'America Only' - pitting environmental protection against economic growth, which is a false choice.  Mayors will do what we need to do on our own. This is not the first time when we have had to act without Washington."

"We see the withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord as an abdication of American leadership and America's mayors will certainly fill that void," said Phoenix (AZ) Mayor Greg Stanton, USCM Environment Committee Chair. "We will symbolically sign on and take actions necessary so that America meets its obligations under the Paris Accord, despite actions of this Administration.  This is a local issue that mayors must come together on and we will not shirk our responsibilities.  The eyes of the world are upon us and they are disappointed.  We want to make sure that they are heartened by the actions of American mayors in a bipartisan way.  America's mayors are stepping up to the plate and taking on a greater international role as a result."

Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, USCM Past President said, "Mayors won't quit.  We care about the environment and energy efficiency.  Mayors will make a difference. Mayors will come together to get this done.  We must protect the planet."

Kautz also underscored that the nation's mayors will focus on this issue during The Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting this June 23-27 in Miami Beach, when they will gather to reaffirm their long-term commitment to addressing climate disruption and celebrate mayors who have made significant strides locally. 

Carmel (IN) Mayor Jim Brainard, who serves as the Conference's Energy Independence and Climate Protection Task Force Co-Chair, stressed the bipartisan efforts of mayors on this issue. "Eighty percent of Carmel votes Republican, but I have yet to meet a citizen who wants to drink dirty water, breathe dirty air and doesn't want to leave the earth in better condition for their children and grandchildren. President Trump is measuring greatness by the wrong yard stick. We need to measure our greatness by our ability to provide clean water and clean air to our citizens."

New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jon Mitchell, Conference Energy Committee Chair, said "New Bedford (MA) Mayor Jon Mitchell, Conference Energy Committee Chair, said "History will judge the President harshly on this decision.  Mayors have and will continue to step into the void left by the federal government. Cities have led the way on clean energy. Our mayoral influence will be felt around the world because of the example we have set." 

Closing the call, Columbia (SC) Mayor Benjamin, USCM Second Vice President said, "Mayors across the country will continue to lead so we can protect our environment even from ourselves and present an America to our children that they deserve.  Cities represent 75% of the world's energy consumption, so the leadership we are seeing at the local level in cities across the country can make a huge difference.  We would love to be partners with the Environment Protection Agency, but if we are required to be adversaries because the agency has decided to work against the public interest, then we are prepared to do so." 

Since 2005, the Conference has been a leader on the issue of climate change by passing numerous policies, holding several summits, as well as spearheading a bipartisan effort where more than 1,000 mayors committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their individual communities.

See a sampling of USCM reports below:

"U.S. Mayors Report on a Decade of Global Climate Leadership" was issued on the eve of the COP21 in Paris where 35 U.S. mayors shared their stories on a decade of local climate leadership on their city efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Report includes Mayors Climate Protection Agreement and list of mayoral signatory cities) 

"How Energy Technologies Are Reshaping America's Cities"  is a mayoral survey (178 mayors) providing data on how new energy technologies are being deployed in U.S. cities as part of the many ongoing efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. 

"Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Actions in America's Cities" is a mayoral survey (282 mayors) describing ongoing climate-related actions and practices in cities.

"Successful City Initiatives with Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Funding " is a mayoral survey (204 mayors) showing how ARRA-based funding was used to accelerate city energy and climate initiatives to cut greenhouse gases and secure other benefits in the wake of the 2008 economic downturn.


Attachments:

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/de01b56e-729e-48a5-b7dd-fc82360c0ac1

 

Elena Temple-Webb
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
202-286-1100
etemple@usmayors.org

Sara Durr
Durr Communications
202-215-1811
sara@durrcommunications.com




This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: The U.S. Conference of Mayors via Globenewswire

Om

NASDAQ OMX
NASDAQ OMX



Följ NASDAQ OMX

Skriv in din e-postadress så får du ett mejl när vi har något nytt att berätta.

Senaste nyheterna från NASDAQ OMX

Forterra Announces Definitive Agreement with Thompson Pipe Group26.6.2017 14:00Pressmeddelande

Thompson Pipe Group to Acquire Forterra's U.S. Concrete and Steel Pressure Pipe Assets Forterra to Acquire Thompson Pipe's Drainage Pipe & Products Manufacturing Facility with a Strategic Position in Houston Market IRVING, Texas, June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Forterra, Inc. ("Forterra" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:FRTA), a leading manufacturer of water infrastructure pipe and products in the United States and Eastern Canada, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the U.S. concrete and steel pressure pipe assets of its Water Pipe and Products business segment to Thompson Pipe Group. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.  Under the terms of the agreement, an affiliate of Thompson Pipe Group will acquire assets related to five Forterra manufacturing facilities and a fittings facility. Forterra will receive approximate

Nasdaq Closing Cross Calculates Russell US Indexes Reconstitution for the 14th Consecutive Year24.6.2017 01:52Pressmeddelande

A new record $28.9 billion traded at the closing cross in a Russell reconstitution NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nasdaq (Symbol: NDAQ) today announced the Nasdaq Closing Cross was used for the 14th consecutive year to rebalance Nasdaq-listed securities in the entire family of  Russell US Indexes, part of leading global index provider FTSE Russell, during its annual reconstitution. More than 972 million shares representing a record $28.9 billion were executed in the Nasdaq Closing Cross in 0.861 seconds across some 2,499 Nasdaq-listed stocks. The previous record for dollars traded at the closing cross in a Russell reconstitution was $21.1 billion in 2015. "For the 14th consecutive year of partnering with FTSE Russell on the rebalance, we witnessed the advanced capabilities and market integrity of Nasdaq's INET technology platform resulting in transparent and efficient price discovery which benefits issuers and investors alike,&quot

LifeSci Advisors' Board Placement Initiative Announces Ninth Board Placement23.6.2017 17:52Pressmeddelande

NEW YORK, June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LifeSci Advisors, a leading life sciences-focused investor relations consultancy, announced today the ninth placement of a female executive to a life sciences company board as part of their Board Placement Initiative (BPI), a program launched a year ago with the goal to connect female executives in the life sciences industry with companies looking for board candidates. LifeSci is pleased to share news of the appointment of Jean M. Franchi to the Board of Directors of Biophytis, a biotech company listed on Euronext Paris (ALBPS) focused on drugs that target diseases of aging, with drug candidates in clinical development for dry AMD and Sarcopenia. "I'm honored to join the Biophytis board, and look forward to helping the company achieve a more global presence as it advances its portfolio of innovative therapies addressing unmet needs associated with aging," said Ms. Franchi. "I want to extend my kind thanks to LifeSci

Fentress Architects Announces its Annual Student Global Challenge23.6.2017 09:00Pressmeddelande

6th edition invites students to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 Denver, Colorado, June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme, consistent with the firm's expertise in airport design and aviation, is envisioning an airport of the future.  Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 using one of 10 existing international airports, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, and project feasibility and passenger experience. This is the sixth year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of $15,000 and a summer internship at Fentress' Denver office; four additional winners will receive smaller cash awards.

Oxford Immunotec Announces National Reimbursement for the T-SPOT®.TB Test in France22.6.2017 22:50Pressmeddelande

OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions, today announced a decision from the French Ministry of Health and Social Affairs to reimburse interferon gamma release assays, or IGRAs, for latent TB screening in at risk patient populations. Upon implementation of the new reimbursement codes, which is expected in the next 21 days, the French Ministry of Health and Social Affairs will provide reimbursement for the T-SPOT. TB  test at a rate of approximately 60 Euros per test. About Oxford Immunotec Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-r

Standard Lithium Raises $7.4 Million in Oversubscribed Financing22.6.2017 21:49Pressmeddelande

NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Standard Lithium Ltd. ("Standard Lithium" or the "Company") (TSXV:SLL) (FRA:S5L) is pleased to announce that it has completed the private placement of 9,894,785 common shares at a price of $0.75 per share for gross proceeds of $7,421,089.  Interest in the placement far exceeded the expectations of the Company, and the additional amount raised provides the Company with the capital needed to advance its current projects and pursue strategic acquisitions in the lithium sector. "We are extremely pleased with the interest received in this placement, and completion represents a significant milestone for the Company," commented Anthony Alvaro, a director of the Company.  "The strong demand speaks to the growing confidence in our team, projects and futur

I vårt nyhetsrum kan du läsa de senaste nyheterna, få tillgång till pressmaterial och hitta kontaktinformation.

Besök vårt nyhetsrum