America Is All In
As the United States formally rejoined the Paris Agreement on February 19, 2021, thousands of non-federal climate leaders launched America is All In, a coalition to drive a society-wide mobilization for bold climate ambition to uphold the country’s commitment to domestic and international climate action. America Is All In has grown to over 5,000 cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, and institutions of higher education, faith, healthcare, and culture institutions, which makes it the most expansive coalition of leaders ever assembled in support of climate action in the United States.
Led by Mike Bloomberg, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, and Apple Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Lisa Jackson, and former White House National Climate Advisor and 13th U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, America Is All In is focused on pushing and partnering with the federal government to develop an ambitious, all-in national climate strategy that meets the urgency of the climate crisis; scaling climate action around the country to accelerate the transition to a 100 percent clean energy economy; and promoting the leadership of non-federal actors on the world stage.
American Is All In works across sectors – together with the federal government – to bolster existing U.S. climate goals and align them with science-based targets, accelerating institutional and regional climate action and enabling the Biden-Harris administration to present to the global community a new, ambitious, and achievable national target of reducing emissions at least 50% from a 2005 baseline by 2030.
America Is All In merges the efforts of We Are Still In and America’s Pledge, each created in the wake of President Trump’s 2017 decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. America’s Pledge – a Bloomberg Philanthropies initiative co-led by Rocky Mountain Institute, and the University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability, with significant contributions from World Resources Institute – quantified and reported on the actions of states, cities and businesses and other non-national actors in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Bloomberg Philanthropies also ensured the significant funding gap resulting from President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord and proposed budget cuts was filled by pledging $15 million to support the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat and a first of its kind pavilion for American cities, states and businesses to display leadership in the absence of the federal government at U.N. Climate Change meetings.
Top photo: America is All In is the most expansive coalition of leaders ever assembled in support of climate action in the United States.