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.
Led by Mike Bloomberg, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, and CommonSpirit Health CEO Lloyd H. Dean, America is All In builds on the leadership shown by the nearly 5,000 cities, states, tribal nations, businesses, and institutions of higher education, faith, healthcare, and culture that rallied to keep the U.S. on a path of climate progress despite the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement in 2017.
America is All In will work 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.
America is All In will push and partner with the federal government to inform, demand and deliver a robust national climate agenda that rebuilds better from the COVID-19 pandemic through new investment in clean infrastructure, new jobs, and a resilient future free from dirty fossil fuels. The coalition will also quantify and aggregate non-federal climate actions with the aims of increasing dialogue and participation of U.S. subnational leaders at events such as the Earth Day Leaders’ Climate Summit and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Top photo: America is All In is the most expansive coalition of leaders ever assembled in support of climate action in the United States.