Arkansas Mayors Promise To Honor Goals of Paris Climate Accord

Jun 2, 2017

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola joins other members of the National Climate Action Agenda

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola and Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan joined a group of mayors from around the nation to condemn President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement.

They signed an open letter as part of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda to "adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals."

In a press release, Mayor Stodola said, "As cities, we will not let the decision stand in the way of us tackling this environmental, economic, and national security issue for our children and grandchildren. We will continue to take action."

The letter from the MNCAA noted, "If the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks."

The group is also known as the Climate Mayors. They say given that cities are responsible for 70% of all GHGs and are on the front lines of climate events and impacts, mayors are uniquely compelled and equipped to lead on the fight to stem climate change, as well as to adapt to it and prepare for the impacts of global warming.