Mayor Garcetti Statement on Governor Brown's Carbon Reduction Targets for California
April 29, 2015
"Addressing climate change is critical for our environment and economy, so I want to applaud Governor Jerry Brown for extending our state's global leadership as we are setting new targets here in Los Angeles.
Thanks to Governor Brown, Senator Kevin de León and other environmental leaders, we are growing the economy while cutting emissions in California. And here in Los Angeles, we have set our own target to reduce emissions by 45 percent by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030.
I will do all I can to work with Governor Brown and my fellow mayors across the US -- and the world -- to support bold responses to climate change and the strongest possible agreement at the Conference of Parties meeting this December in Paris."
Mayor Garcetti has been aggressive about combating climate change. He created Los Angeles’ first ever Sustainable City pLAn that makes L.A. a national leader. Given federal inaction on climate change and that cities produce 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Garcetti is leading a partnership with Mayor’s nationwide by co-creating the Mayors' National Climate Action Agenda with Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia and Mayor Parker of Houston. Mayor Garcetti is also a C40 global steering committee member, and serves on President Obama's Climate Task Force.