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Statement from Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez regarding President Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord

MIAMI (June 01, 2017)

It will be business as usual in Miami-Dade County. We will continue to protect our critical County assets from extreme high tides and hurricane storm surge, including calculating for higher sea level rise.

We will continue to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions through energy conservation, expansion of solar energy generation, increased use of electric vehicles, and using innovative new technologies.

I also remain committed to the goals of the U.S.-Climate Leaders Summit. In 2015, I was one of eight U.S. mayors who were invited to sign an agreement with eight mayors from China at the summit in Los Angeles. I signed a commitment to meet certain benchmarks to reduce carbon emissions, most of which Miami-Dade County has been actively doing for several years and as far as we know, are more stringent than the Paris Agreement.

We will continue to work with our 34 cities to prepare a Resilience Strategy in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Program. We will also continue to collaborate with our neighboring counties as part of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. Miami-Dade County will always remain committed to a clean and sustainable future for all of our residents.