“Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has been selected to serve on the United States Climate Alliance Executive Committee as co-chair with New York Governor Kathy Hochul. This will put Lujan Grisham in a place to represent New Mexico in the global movement to combat climate change.
Lujan Grisham has taken some impactful steps in climate change efforts, including issuing an executive order to set statewide greenhouse gas targets, establishing a Climate Change Task Force, championing the Energy Transition Act – to have 80% of New Mexico’s electricity come from renewable sources – and enforcing rules regarding the release of methane and ozone precursors.”
Launched on June 1, 2017 by the governors of Washington, New York, and California to help fill the void left by the previous administration’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, the Alliance has grown to include governors from across the U.S. Governors in the Alliance have pledged to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025, at least 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030, and collectively achieve overall net-zero greenhouse gas emissions as soon as practicable, and no later than 2050.
Alliance states and territories are achieving lower levels of air pollution, delivering more energy savings to homes and businesses, preparing more effectively for climate impacts, generating more electricity from zero-carbon sources, and collectively employing over 40% more workers in the clean energy sector than the rest of the country. For more information on Alliance members’ bipartisan, cross-sector climate action, see our Fact Sheet.