US city pushes green power on the international stage

9 September 2018

For Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are parallel to the work she is doing to make her city 100 per cent clean-energy powered, by 2032.

Salt Lake City boasts the first two “net-zero” fire departments in the United States and Ms. Biskupski is currently building the first police department that is 100 per cent renewable-energy driven as well as an energy-neutral international airport.

Talking to UN News’s Liz Scaffidi at UN Headquarters, the mayor shared her goal of making Salt Lake inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable as she announced that next year, Utah would host the annual UN public information/NGO forum on US soil for the first time – with a focus on implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Audio Credit:
Liz Scaffidi, UN News
Audio Duration:
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