The U.S. withdraws from the Paris Agreement

Ahead of COP23, ICLEI and local and regional leaders across the U.S. have come out strongly against the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, reaffirming their commitment to climate action.

Reaction statement by ICLEI Secretary General

"It's now imperative for all levels of government and non-state actors to build even stronger and wider coalitions for rapid implementation, to keep the world on the right track."

Local leaders in the ICLEI USA network support international climate action

U.S. local governments will keep working for their citizens and the planet, and will keep making their voice heard on the global stage through city networks such as ICLEI.

Despite Trump withdrawal, cities and states will ensure climate action moves forward

Cities, counties and states in the United States are not going to sit idle as U. S. climate leadership wanes.


"I stand in solidarity with the nearly 200 ICLEI Members in the U.S. who represent 60 million Americans and their interests. They understand that what is best for the planet and their economy is to move forward, investing in new forms of energy and building healthy, efficient and sustainable cities. The efforts of our colleagues in the U.S. are now all the more important."

Mayor Park Won Soon

Mayor of Seoul and President of ICLEI

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