Following Boise Mayor Lauren McLean’s recent trip to Dubai, UAE to attend the COP28 Climate Action Summit hosted by the United Nations, she has now been named the Vice Chair of the Climate Mayors Network.
The Climate Mayors website describes the organization, saying,
“Founded in 2014, Climate Mayors is a bipartisan, peer-to-peer network that has mobilized more than 750 U.S. mayors who demonstrate climate leadership through meaningful actions in their communities. Representing 48 states and nearly 60 million Americans, the Climate Mayors coalition reflects U.S. cities’ commitment to climate progress.”Advertisement
McLean shared the news of joining the Climate Mayors leadership team on her Twitter account.
The Climate Mayors website spoke of each Mayor on the board.
“Mayor McLean has seen the worsening climate impacts firsthand in Boise. Last summer, the city experienced its second hottest summer, with nearly twice as many days OVER 100 DEGREES than 30 years ago. But under McLean’s leadership, the city has fought climate change ambitiously — especially through the city’s goal to be powered by 100% clean electricity for its government operations by 2030, which Boise is on track to meet five to six years EARLY.”
McLean is quoted on their page saying,
“Climate Mayors is providing crucial guidance to city leaders across the country to access funds and pool resources and knowledge to advance meaningful climate solutions,” said Mayor McLean. “The role of local governments in creating a climate ready future for our kids and theirs cannot be understated, as we hear from our residents every day how important this work is to them. I am thrilled to join Mayors Bibb and Gallego on the leadership team and to continue this essential work for Boise and beyond.”Advertisement
According to the site, McLean has two action items planned for 2024.
“As incoming Vice-Chair, Mayor McLean highlighted 2 key priorities for the 2024 year:
-Ensure that crucial funds for climate action flow directly to cities, particularly for those in traditionally red states.
-Cultivate new ways for Climate Mayors to connect and leverage expertise between member cities and continue empowering cities to advance climate priorities.”
Photo courtesy of the Climate Mayors website.
Feature photo courtesy of HawaiiNews.online
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