U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement

MCP Logo In 2005, the U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted the Climate Protection Agreement. Mayors who sign the agreement commit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their cities to 7% below 1990 levels by 2012. More than 500 municipalities are now committed to this goal. Participating municipalities commit to the following three actions:

Mayor Nickels of
Seattle, Washington.

Strive to meet or exceed the Kyoto Protocol targets in their own communities Urge state and federal governments to meet or beat the greenhouse gas emission reduction target suggested by the United States in the Kyoto Protocol Urge Congress to pass bipartisan greenhouse gas reduction legislation establishing a national emissions trading system

Last Updated: 08/20/2012