City of Rochester News Release - Mayor to Speak at Conclusion of the International Mayors Climate Summit in Boston

City of Rochester

News Release 

 (Thursday, June 7, 2018) – Mayor Lovely A. Warren will address reporters at the International Mayors Climate Summit in Boston during a news conference at the conclusion of the summit today.

The invite-only International Mayors Climate Summit provides an opportunity for influential mayors and city leaders to strategize, collaborate and learn from one another about approaches to the global crisis on climate change. Mayors will convene on strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, such as the acceleration of renewable energy, and how to prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Mayor Warren will speak at the concluding news conference, along with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The news conference is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. and will be live-streamed at

“Our children and grandchildren deserve to inherit a healthy planet, and that means taking action now to prevent further damage to our environment,” said Mayor Lovely Warren. “The City of Rochester has been recognized as a leader in green energy, with initiatives like our Climate Action Plan, the solar field on the site of the former Emerson Street landfill, ride-sharing and bike-sharing programs, and the installation of electric-vehicle charging stations across the City. I’m happy to share what our city is doing with other mayors and to consider new ideas and opportunities to collaborate.”

Mayor Warren is one of several hundred mayors known as “Climate Mayors” or members of the Mayors National Climate Action Agenda, a coalition of mayors working together to reduce greenhouse gases and support federal policies to protect the environment.

The city also developed its own Climate Action Plan, endorsed by the City Council over a year ago, with a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 2010 levels by 2030.

Other green initiatives instituted by the Mayor include switching to LED lighting at City facilities and street lights, a green roof and green parking lot at City Hall, solar panels added at City facilities including the Public Market, a mixed recycling program and expansion of the City’s green vehicle fleet.


News Media: For more information, contact Press Officer Jessica Alaimo, 428-7135.