Mayor Bass Leads Historic International Push to Build a Greener Los Angeles

Laying a solid foundation for cooperation between Finland and LA

“The climate crisis can’t be solved by just one city alone

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass today took significant steps continuing work to build a greener Los Angeles.
The Mayor signed a first-of-its-kind Letter of Intent with the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland, Ville Tavio, that will promote climate cooperation and economic development between the City of Los Angeles and Finland. The Mayor also hosted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan at the Port of Los Angeles to highlight upcoming federal investments in zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure, air quality projects and enhanced efforts to protect the health of communities near U.S. ports.
“The climate crisis can’t be solved by just one city alone, which is why today we’ve locked arms federally and internationally to continue our work to build a greener Los Angeles,” said Mayor Karen Bass.
“It’s my great pleasure to be here today to sign the Letter of Intent on clean transition and digitalization. This lays a solid foundation for mutually beneficial cooperation between Finland and the City of Los Angeles. Finland highly appreciates the long standing cooperation with the City of Los Angeles,” said Minister for Foreign Trade and Development of Finland Ville Tavio. “I wish to thank the Honorable Mayor and her team for being bold and ambitious and showing the way for many other cities.”
“You all are very fortunate to have this level of leadership, this level of tenacity, fighting for… the health and safety of your families,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan. “Madam Mayor, thank you for your continued leadership from Washington, DC back here to L.A.”

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