The mayors of New York City, Los Angeles and a host of other U.S. cities joined their counterparts from around the world on Wednesday in pushing a global version of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal."
The freshman New York congresswoman traveled to Copenhagen for a meeting with the C40, a group of 80 mayors led by Los Angeles' Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also serves as C40's board president, portrayed the commitment as a way to improve public health and drive economic growth.
“Together, C40 cities have taken thousands of successful actions to reduce carbon emissions, and they are proving how fighting climate change helps drive economic growth and improve public health.
The president controversially said he would rescind the U.S.'s support for the Paris Climate Agreement, citing economic impacts on cities like Pittsburgh.