Statement from Chancellor James B. Milliken on Signing ‘We Are Still In’ Pledge

“The City University of New York enthusiastically supports the ‘We Are Still In’ commitment to the critical goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.  The future of our planet depends upon the kinds of actions that our University and State are already taking to create a clean-energy future.  At CUNY, we have reduced energy consumption on our campuses by retrofitting older buildings and erecting energy-efficient new buildings.  The $520 million that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo invested recently in energy efficiency on CUNY campuses will greatly help in this effort.  In addition, our Sustainable CUNY office leads the NYSolar Smart Plan, a strategic partnership with New York State and City agencies, municipalities and more than 70 utility, industry and other organizations to promote solar energy and reduce the soft costs of going solar.  The importance of addressing climate change and global warming cannot be overstated.”