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Pacific Daily News: Governor Joins US Climate Alliance

February 20, 2023
Pacific Daily News reports on Guam’s announcement to join the U.S. Climate Alliance, becoming the second territory to join the coalition.

“Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on Monday announced that she has joined the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan coalition of U.S. governors — representing approximately 60 percent of the U.S. economy and 55 percent of the U.S. population — working together to accelerate emission reductions, strengthen resilience to the impacts of climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.


Guam is the second U.S. territory to join.


‘While islands like Guam are already feeling the effects of the climate crisis and face hotter weather, risks to freshwater supplies, coral reef death and stronger typhoons — we are uniquely positioned to talk about climate impacts with the U.S. Climate Alliance,’ said Leon Guerrero. ‘With the support of a national coalition committed to a more sustainable future, we also are more empowered to pursue resilient conservation solutions.’”


About the Alliance

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.