News: Atlanta Awarded the American Cities Climate Challenge

American Cities Climate Challenge

Posted October 3, 2018

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that Atlanta and Seattle will be awarded for the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.

Bloomberg praised the both cities for their commitment to reducing air pollution and city-wide emissions creating programs aimed reforming their respective transit and building sectors.

Bloomberg praised both Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms for their commitment to ambitious climate action and securing a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment and economy for their citizens.

School of Public Policy Regents and Brook Byers Professor of Sustainable Systems Dr. Marilyn Brown says, “Atlanta's Better Building Challenge, Energy Benchmarking, and 100% Clean Energy goals were among the many initiatives hailed as evidence of the city's leadership in climate readiness and mitigation. With the new funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Atlanta will continue to launch innovative pilot projects and policies, and I'm hopeful that some of these will engage Georgia Tech students and faculty.”

The winners of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge will be accepted into a two-year acceleration program with access to new resources and cutting-edge support that will help them meet or beat their near-term carbon reduction goals. Winners will receive technical assistance and a support package that is valued up to $2.5 million per city.

Click the link to read the article on the American Cities Challenge: https://www.bloomberg.org/press/releases/seattle-and-atlanta-first-winners-american-cities-climate-challenge/