DC mayor signs order in support of Paris climate agreement

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WASHINGTON – On Monday, Mayor Muriel Bowser joined the nearly 200 mayors who have taken a stand against President Donald Trump’s stance on the Paris Agreement.  Mayor Bowser signed a Mayor’s Order to reaffirm Washington, DC’s support of the Paris Climate Accord. The Mayor’s Order renews the District's commitment to the historic agreement to reduce global carbon emissions.

This came just days after Trump announced that the United States is withdrawing from the agreement that focuses on protecting the environment from global warming

A member of the C40 Cities, a network of the world’s largest cities to address climate change, the Bowser Administration pledged to cut carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.

Over the past two years, the Administration launched Climate Ready DC for a more sustainable environment; proposed the DC Green Bank that will help create jobs, expand solar power, lower energy costs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; finalized the largest wind power purchase agreement deal in the United States; and began work on the largest onsite municipal solar generation in the country.