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Fort Collins Joins Over One Thousand Leaders Across the United States Affirming Commitment to Global Climate Action on the Fifth Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Released on Friday, December 18, 2020
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  • Michelle Finchum, Environmental Sustainability Lead Specialist, 970-416-2327, mfinchum@fcgov.com

December 12 marks the five-year anniversary of the world coming together to sign onto the Paris Agreement and the City of Fort Collins joined over a thousand leaders from local governments, businesses, universities, and other institutions across the country as part of the “America Is All In” multi-sector statement.

This multi-sector statement will be delivered to the incoming Biden-Harris administration, as well as to United Nations officials and global heads of state at the Climate Ambition Summit hosted by the United Kingdom.

“Fort Collins has been a leader in climate action planning since its first plan was adopted in 1999, and these efforts are truly launching our community toward a clean energy future,” said Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell. “Reaffirming the We Are Still In pledge aligns with the work already in progress through the Our Climate Future planning effort.”

The “America Is All In” declaration is organized by We Are Still In, a coalition in support for climate action and a pledge to uphold the United States commitments to reduce emissions under the Paris Agreement. With more than 3,900 organizations and institutions across all sectors of the United States, these leaders represent over half of the national population, nearly two-thirds of the economy, and more than half of the country’s emissions. View the statement and signatories at AmericaIsAllIn.com

The City of Fort Collins recently received an award for their work related to climate action. The Regional Air Quality Council designated Fort Collins a “Clean Air Champion” for its lawn and garden and fleet electrification efforts.

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