The U.S. Sub-National Delegation Shows the World that They're Still In at COP 25

The Climate Registry (TCR) and the Climate Action Reserve (Reserve) hosted a bipartisan delegation of U.S. climate leaders from states, cities, companies and universities at COP 25 in Madrid, Spain. Over the course of COP 25, TCR and the Reserve hosted morning briefings featuring VIP speakers, several events showcasing state climate action and impact, and an official UNFCCC press conference with representatives from diverse U.S. states. 

Three common themes emerged from these TCR-Reserve various activities:

  • U.S. states are filling the climate leadership gap left by the federal government;
  • U.S. states are collaborating with each other and with other countries, cities and the business community to meet the carbon reduction targets laid out in the Paris Agreement; and,
  • U.S. states are calling for more ambitious action in order to prevent the most catastrophic effects of the climate crisis.

We were delighted to collaborate with additional partners such as IETA, Georgetown Climate Center, We Are Still In, the United States Climate Alliance, and Canadian provinces and the federal government to show support for the Paris Agreement. The role of subnational leaders to address the climate crisis and to ratchet up climate ambition is more important than ever, and we look forward to hosting another robust delegation at COP 26 in Glasgow. 

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