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Broadening its commitment to an environmentally sustainable future, Los Angeles County has formally joined the Climate Reality Project’s County Climate Coalition initiative, pledging to the principles of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to combat climate change.

Los Angeles becomes the largest county to join the coalition as it secures partners across the nation.

The County Climate Coalition is a project and partnership spearheaded by Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese and The Climate Reality Project, an organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore. By signing on, L.A. County agrees to implement strategies to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Gary Gero, chief sustainability officer of Los Angeles County, noted the importance of counties working together toward common goals, saying, “It is only through collective action that we will be able to address the challenges of a changing climate. Los Angeles is proud to join with other counties around the nation in this effort, and we encourage others to join us.”

Los Angeles County becomes the 18th county to join the coalition and commits to continuing to combat climate change and reducing local air pollution through policies and programs that ensure that the needs of the most vulnerable communities, such as low-income communities of color, are addressed.

“In the absence of leadership from the federal government, regional and local leadership on climate will be critical to meeting the promises the U.S. made under the Paris Agreement,” said Ken Berlin, president and CEO of The Climate Reality Project. “Counties have an opportunity to make significant emissions reductions and be an important part of solving the climate crisis. We’re thrilled to see Los Angeles County join this incredible movement.”

The effort to bring Los Angeles County into the coalition was led by the Climate Reality Project’s West Valley Chapter. Diana Weynand, chapter chair, said, “We are very excited that Los Angeles—the largest county in America—has joined the County Climate Coalition. Their leadership in climate change and environmental justice will be a beacon for other counties throughout the country wanting to set policy that will support a sustainable future.”

The efforts of the County Climate Coalition aim to slow the dangerous pace of the climate crisis, while advancing environmental sustainability, protecting public health, leading innovation, and supporting a clean jobs economy through renewable solar energy development, enhanced waste diversion, environmentally friendly vehicles, reduction of water usage, and other solutions.

To learn more, visit climaterealityproject.org.

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3 Comments

  1. Heisenberg says:

    You’d think a County with widespread homelessness, human fecal matter in the streets, and rampant poverty would avoid bogus efforts that attempt to make us all poorer.

    • mellie says:

      How many times and in how many ways do you people need to be told that this stupid idea is just another new world order hoax?

  2. waterwatcher says:

    The cost of NOT addressing climate change and suffering the literally trillions of dollars it will cost in disaster relief, flood protection and moving infrastructure away from rising seas is far greater than the cost of addressing it. This goes both for monetary costs and the cost in human suffering and the destruction of the natural world.
    Also, you must not live around here. We are all desperate for clean air. Air pollution is causing asthma, especially in our children and increased rates of heart attack. Air quality will get better with clean energy. Go climate reality project! Thank you!

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