VERONA, NJ - The Verona Council adopted a resolution memorializing the township's commitment to the goals of the Paris Climate Accord at its meeting on Dec. 18.

The Paris Climate Accord is an agreement within the United Nations dealing with dealing with green house gas emissions mitigation, adaption and finance beginning in 2020.   

According to the resolution, the Paris Climate Accord resulted in a commitment from almost every nation in the world to take action and enact programs to limit the global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius, with an expectation that this goal would be reduced to 1.5 degrees Celsius in the future.

"NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Verona, in the County of Essex, New Jersey, that the Township joins other US cities in the Climate Mayors network (climatemayors.org) in adopting and supporting the goals of the Paris Climate Accord and commits to exploring policies and programs that promote the long-term goal of greenhouse gas emissions reduction, while maximizing economic and social co-benefits of such action for the Township and sign the open letter available at wearestillin.com."