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Camden County Supports U.S. Climate Alliance

Camden County Supports U.S. Climate Alliance

Following President Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement of 2015, a bipartisan group of states, counties and municipalities have formed the United States Climate Alliance.  The Climate Alliance is committed to upholding the objectives of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change within their borders, by achieving the U.S. goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions 26–28% from 2005 levels by 2025 and meeting or exceeding the targets of the federal Clean Power Plan. Washington, New York, California, and at least 12 other states have already joined forces to uphold their commitment to this fight against climate change as well as over 250 cities and 1,400 businesses, colleges and universities.

The Camden County Board of Freeholders signed a Resolution “supporting the spirit of the Paris Climate Accord and encouraging the state of New Jersey to join the newly formed U.S. Climate Alliance.” Under this resolution, Camden County recognizes its impact on wetlands, forests, coastal ecosystems, agriculture, and other natural elements and community infrastructure.