Barack Obama applauds US cities and states at the first North American Climate Summit
During the launch of the first-ever North American Climate Summit, former President Barack Obama endorsed America’s Pledge and the newly launched Chicago Climate Charter praising bottom up climate action as the new face of American leadership on climate change.
The first North American Climate Summit took place on 5 December in Chicago, with more than 40 US mayors in attendance. Barack Obama delivered the keynote address where he said: “The work is up to each of us – wherever we have some impact, wherever we have some influence. That’s why America’s Pledge on climate is so important – it’s about more than living up to our responsibilities on the world stage, it’s about keeping our word on the world stage”. America’s Pledge co-chair Michael Bloomberg welcomed Barack Obama’s endorsement, hoping (...)