WABE – Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, who has set a goal to make Atlanta a national leader in energy policy and a top-tier city for sustainability, will attend the international climate talks in Paris this November. The United Nations is gathering an international group of representatives from government, academia, and business to discuss how to address climate change. In recognition of the important role that cities will play in addressing climate change, Mayor Reed is one of a dozen US mayors being sent to the conference by a group of nonprofits. The City of Atlanta is a leader in sustainability, as demonstrated through its active participation in the Better Buildings Challenge, its implementation of the Commercial Buildings Energy Efficiency Ordinance, its addition of electric vehicles to the City’s fleet, its investments in bicycle infrastructure, and its sustainability standards for new City-owned buildings. Read full article.