Johanna Partin is the director of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance at the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (“Alliance”) is a collaboration of global cities committed to achieving aggressive long-term carbon reduction goals. Members meet to share lessons and accelerate effective practices in planning for and implementing deep carbon reductions. The Alliance is supported by the Kresge, Barr, V. Kann Rasmussen, and Summit foundations and by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Following his new Encyclical on the urgency for action on climate, and with global talks on the horizon, Pope Francis gathered leaders from cities that are already taking up the challenge.