American Cities Climate Challenge
As hubs of talent and innovation, American cities are uniquely positioned to take bold action to fight climate change and improve the health, economy, and well-being of their residents. Especially after former President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, American cities became even more emboldened to take on the challenge of climate change head-on. Launched in 2018, the American Cities Climate Challenge provides powerful resources and support to 25 U.S. mayors as they accelerate climate action, using a holistic approach that focuses on clean buildings and transportation.
Climate Challenge actions are projected to reduce emissions by 40 million metric tons – equivalent to taking 8.5 million cars off the road
Now, as the U.S. federal government springs into action on climate under President Biden, these cities will continue to innovate, test what works, and maintain momentum as federal climate policy expands and evolves.
The Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge winning cities are:
- Los Angeles
- Saint Paul
- San Antonio
- San Diego
- San Jose
- St. Louis
- St. Petersburg
- Washington, DC
Top photo: Mike Bloomberg announces St. Petersburg, FL as a winner in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge alongside Mayor Rick Kriseman.