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File #: 17-0029R    Version: 0 Name: Request for City Action - Supporting the Paris Accord
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/19/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/19/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Request for City Action - Supporting the Paris Accord For the purpose of recognizing the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement; opposing the ill-advised decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement; and committing to practices that disrupt short-sighted trends in consumption of natural resources and degradation of human health to create a liveable, economical, equitable, and just energy future for all Baltimoreans regardless of age, race, income, or zip code.
Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, Eric T. Costello, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Kristerfer Burnett, Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Edward Reisinger, Shannon Sneed, President Young
Indexes: Paris Accord, Request for City Action, Support
Attachments: 1. 17-0029R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Cohen



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for City Action - Supporting the Paris Accord
For the purpose of recognizing the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement; opposing the ill-advised decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement; and committing to practices that disrupt short-sighted trends in consumption of natural resources and degradation of human health to create a liveable, economical, equitable, and just energy future for all Baltimoreans regardless of age, race, income, or zip code.
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Whereas, Baltimore recognizes the importance of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement (Paris Accord) under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, which amplified the resolve of a generation to limit global mean temperature increases to 1.5C for the preservation of future generations.

Whereas, Under the Paris Accord, the United States pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025. Maryland has always been bolder than the average with a greenhouse gas target of 40% below 2006 levels by 2030, and climbing.

Whereas, the recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord is alarming and requires great cities and states to step up and act to ensure that the long-term goals of the Paris accord can still be realized.

Whereas, The City of Baltimore is committed to taking aggressive action to miti...

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