Final Five Cities Join Bloomberg Climate Challenge

The Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge—a $70 million dollar program helping a total of 25 cities nationwide step up their efforts to tackle climate change—announced today its final five winning cities: Austin, San Antonio, Albuquerque, Denver and Orlando.

The challenge recognizes that cities are uniquely motivated to help tackle climate change: residents are on the frontlines of climate change and bear the brunt of its effects, from heat waves to increasingly frequent flood events.

That’s a reality that two major reports released last year from leading world experts warn will get worse much sooner than expected if we don’t act swiftly and boldly. And with Washington dragging its feet in addressing the problem, local leadership is critical to ensure a better future for our children and grandchildren.

See Original

Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs