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星期五, 6月 02, 2017

Governor Baker Issues Statement Regarding Massachusetts Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

Governor Baker Issues Statement Regarding Massachusetts Joining the U.S. Climate Alliance

BOSTON - Today(June 2nd), Governor Charlie Baker released the following statement regarding the decision to join the U.S. Climate Alliance:

“As the Commonwealth reiterates its commitment to exceed the emission reduction targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, today we join the U.S. Climate Alliance to expand on our efforts while partnering with other states to combat climate change.  After speaking with Governors Cuomo and Scott, our administration looks forward to continued, bipartisan collaboration with other states to protect the environment, grow the economy and deliver a brighter future to the next generation."


Governor Baker Issues Statement Regarding Trump-Pence Administration Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

BOSTON - Today (June 1st), Governor Charlie Baker released the following statement in response to the Trump-Pence Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement:

“While the decision by the Trump-Pence Administration to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is disappointing, the Commonwealth is committed to working with our partners around the nation and world to reduce carbon emissions. Despite today’s announcement, Massachusetts is aggressively working to exceed the goals of the Paris Agreement on the state level, while growing our economy through clean energy innovation and environmental stewardship. In Massachusetts and around the world, climate change is a shared reality and our ability to rise and respond to this challenge will shape future generations.”




USGBC Massachusetts stands together with Governor BakerMayor Walsh, and the more than 80 other Governors and Mayors across the region and across the country who have committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and to pushing forward despite the failure of Federal leadership.

We condemn the decision of the current Administration to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, and we redouble our commitment to drive sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of the built environment!  As professionals, practitioners, and builders responsible for the construction and operation of our buildings, infrastructure, and communities, we can and will continue to lead the climate change fight! We can and will build carbon neutral cities and communities.

Now more than ever, our vision of  thriving and diverse communities that are creating net positive buildings and neighborhoods provides a path forward.  Together, we are showing that positive environmental and social outcomes are not at odds with economics, but are actually drivers of new economic growth and new job creation. Today Massachusetts and Boston  lead the nation in energy efficiency and green building construction. We are a hub of innovation and economic growth and we are committed to a thriving and inclusive society.

We are confident that even in the face of an antagonistic Administration,  we can demonstrate leadership and we can work together towards a positive future for everyone.  

Join us in this!  

Become a member, or a sponsor, or attend our upcoming Showcase of projects demonstrating this work, and together we will help fulfill on the Paris Climate Agreement.

Sincerely,
The Board of Directors and Celis Brisbin, Acting Executive Director