City & County Success Stories

Cities and counties are at the front lines of climate change. They are where governments have the greatest impact on Americans' everyday lives. They can not only help communities prepare for climate impacts, they can also reduce the emissions driving our climate crises. Their choices — about transportation, clean energy and infrastructure — have a real and concrete impact on their climate footprint and the well-being of local residents.

Americans want climate action, and cities and counties are listening.

“I have seen firsthand how other countries look to the United States as the most important leader in addressing climate change and the resulting impacts. It is my hope that cities and states will continue to lead this work. The decision of the Trump Administration to pull support of the Paris Agreement is a blow to future generations and the global efforts and commitments that have been made to save our planet.”

Frank Cownie

Mayor of Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa