What does it take to aggressively lower the greenhouse gas emissions for 25 of the largest cities in the United States? That’s the question for Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge partners as Forth and others set out to ramp up efforts to advance clean transportation, energy efficiency and renewable energy utilization with a goal of strong measurable progress by the end of 2020.
Forth will lead concentrated efforts in a majority of the cities committed to this goal. Our focus will be on electric transportation, infrastructure and shared mobility with the target of long-term sustainability and equity. We’ll be developing new resources to enable cities and their partners to engage communities and stakeholders about electric cars and charging. We’ll support some of the most critical areas of this work through webinars and workshops on topics such as workplace charging and charging at multi-family housing developments. You’ll see many of these resources shared over the coming months online and over social media.
This is a fantastic opportunity for cities to collaborate on the mutual challenges they face and to explore new ways to involve communities, pilot project ideas and set their regions up for a long-term clean energy future. This also presents a unique moment for innovative businesses to engage as interest in charging infrastructure, shared mobility options and related tech is at an all-time high.
If you’re interested in learning more about Forth’s work in the American Cities Climate Challenge, or want to connect on how your organization can engage, please contact me at ZachH@forthmobility.org.
Cities in the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge include: Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Saint Paul, San Antonia, San Diego, San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, Washington D.C.