The Edmonton Declaration gets U.S. agreement
Spearheaded by Mayor Don Iveson, document asks cities to work with scientists to take a stand on climate change
EDMONTON—AS tensions mount between Canada and the U.S. on the trade front, municipal leaders have pledged to work more closely together to fight a common enemy: climate change.
On Monday, the United States Conference of Mayors endorsed the so-called Edmonton Declaration, a locally created document that asks municipalities to take a stand on rising global temperatures. The conference, which ran from Friday to Monday, represented more than 1,400 U.S. cities, including some of the largest, like Boston, Pittsburgh and Washington.
The Edmonton Declaration — spearheaded by Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson — is a three-page document calling on all levels of government to recognize targets set under the Paris Agreement, and implement science-based policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
This latest show of support for the declaration follows an endorsement from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, which represents nearly 2,000 Canadian cities. STAY UPDATED AT
From Neil Young and Drake to poutine and northern hospitality, many of Canada’s internationally known trademarks became fodder for compliments on social media using the hashtags #Thankcanada and #Thankscanada. The gestures of support followed a clash of words between Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after the G7 leaders’ summit.