Bloomberg Philanthropies have announced the last five American cities who have won a place in the American Cities Climate Challenge. The $70 million Bloomberg Philanthropies investment program was created to build on the work already being done by mayors across the U.S. and support cities in their plans to reduce carbon emissions.
The selected cities will enter into a two-year program to help them meet their carbon reduction goals. The 25 winning cities (in alphabetical order) are: Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; Indianapolis, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Minneapolis, MN; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Saint Paul, MN; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Jose, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO; St. Petersburg, FL and Washington, D.C.
Working alongside the Natural Resources Defence Council and other partners, Delivery Associates will be supporting the twenty-five cities on developing the tools, training, capability and tracking to implement innovative and results-based solutions to meet their carbon reduction goals.