Nov 28, 2016
Denver joined 36 other U.S. cities in an open letter to the incoming Trump Administration calling for continued U.S. leadership in preventing the worst effects of human-caused climate change. The letter, released on Nov. 22, 2016, was issued by the Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda (MNCAA) group. It calls for continued partnership between the federal government and cities across a broad range of issues:
As President, you will have the power to expand and accelerate these local initiatives which the people resoundingly supported. We call upon you and the federal government you will lead to help cities leverage funds for the hundreds of billions of dollars in transit, energy, infrastructure and real estate development necessary to upgrade our infrastructure for the 21st century. We ask that you lead us in expanding the renewable energy sources we need to achieve energy security, address climate change and spark a new manufacturing, energy and construction boom in America. We ask that you help provide American businesses the certainty to invest through continued tax credits for electric vehicles, solar power, renewables and other clean technologies. And we ask that you shift to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement and make U.S. cities your partner in doing so.
Cities signing the letter have a combined population of over 31 million people. Denver was the fourth city to adopt MNCAA.