Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle has joined over 200 U.S. mayors in committing to uphold the Paris Climate Accord following President Donald Trump’s announcement that he will withdraw U.S. participation.
Mayor Lavelle has joined the Climate Mayors (aka, Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, or MNCAA), a network of over 200 U.S. mayors representing over 54 million Americans - working together to strengthen local efforts for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting efforts for binding federal and global-level policy making.
Carrboro has joined Climate Mayors to mutually strengthen grassroots-level, locally-led activity for undertaking climate action by cleaning our energy sources, making our infrastructure efficient and growing our economy through investing in the sectors that enable a climate-compatible future.
The Town has been a leader in climate protection since 2001, when the Board of Aldermen adopted a resolution pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and save energy by joining the Cities for Climate Protection (CCP) program. Since 2001, the Town has conducted greenhouse gas emissions inventories, supported Solarize Carrboro, and created a small business Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund, among many others. Most recently the Town adopted a Community Climate Action Plan with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Carrboro in half by 2025. Joining Climate Mayors will further strengthen Carrboro’s efforts as a leader in climate protection.