America’s Pledge


Name of initiative America’s Pledge
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Starting year 2017
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Secretariat Led by California Governor Jerry Brown and Michael Bloomberg Philantropics.

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Organisational structure In July 2017, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and California Governor Jerry Brown launched the America’s Pledge initiative, which will aggregate and quantify the actions of states, cities and businesses and other non-national actors in the United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.

America's Pledge is part of Bloomberg's American Cities Initiative. See: America’s Pledge and We Are Still In have joined forces. Visit for the latest updates on teir efforts to mobilize non-federal leaders to help cut U.S. carbon emissions in half by 2030.

Geographical coverage North America, Latin America and The Caribbean
Name of lead organisation America's Pledge
Type of lead organisation Financial institution
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description In the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement, an unprecedented number of U.S. cities, states, businesses, and universities have reaffirmed their commitment to helping America reach its Paris climate goals.
Objectives United States to drive down their greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Activities This initiative covers almost all GHG emission sectors by:
  1. 1: Double down on renewable energy targets
  2. 2: Accelerate the retirement of coal power
  3. 3: Encourage residential and commercial building efficiency retrofits
  4. 4: Electrify building energy use
  5. 5: Accelerate electric vehicle (EV) adoption
  6. 6: Phase down super-polluting hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
  7. 7: Stop methane leaks at the wellhead
  8. 8: Reduce methane leaks in cities
  9. 9: Develop regional strategies for carbon sequestration on natural and working lands
  10. 10: Form state coalitions for carbon pricing
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Implementation
Activity of initiative Goal setting (ex-ante)
Goals America's Pledge aims to:

Collect data on non-national climate action to quantify and report on progress made towards the US pledge (Nationally Determined Contribution) under the Paris Agreement. Communicate the findings and results of our research and data collected from non-national actors to the international community and the United Nations. Catalyze further climate action in the near term by providing detailed roadmaps for similar business-level, city, and state action in the US and, potentially, in other countries around the world.

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Progress towards the goals On April 3, 2018 state attorneys general and mayors from across the country are vowing to challenge the Trump administration’s decision to roll back national clean car standards and uphold the standard adopted in 2012 that would help to ensure clean air for their residents. In a declaration, elected officials from more than 50 cities and over 25 states make clear their opposition to the rollback of a federal rule that sets targets for an increasingly clean, efficient and high-performance vehicle fleet through model year 2025.
How are you tracking progress of your initiative
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"Delivering on Achieving Climate Progress in 2020"


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National states 0
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City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
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Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 24 August 2021 12:10:01

Not only have national states as participators