ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Donald Trump announced in June the United States would pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
On Thursday, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller joined hundreds of other mayors from around the country by vowing to adopt the agreement’s goals anyway.
“The absence of federal leadership … is really what is driving mayors to take a stand on their own all across our country,” Keller said, addressing a small group at the Open Space Visitor Center. “I’m proud to be adding Albuquerque’s name to that list of mayors who are standing up for what’s right when it comes to our environment and sustainability.”
Albuquerque is the third New Mexico city to join the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda; the mayors of Las Cruces and Santa Fe are already members.
Keller said the city’s participation will include taking inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, setting emission reduction targets and putting a plan in place to meet those goals.