BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh hosted 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss climate change and tour the park being built in memory of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard.
During Biden’s visit, Walsh briefed the former Vice President on the city’s initiatives to prepare for climate change.
Wednesday’s meeting comes one day after Biden announced his official plans for the environment. Biden released a 22-page proposal to jump start a “clean energy revolution” aimed to both tackle climate change and build economic opportunity with new green jobs.
“The thing that people don’t get that the mayor’s figured out ahead of everybody else is that this creates good jobs,” Biden said in Boston. “The idea about dealing with climate change is going to cost people jobs – it creates jobs.”
Biden’s 4-part plan addresses climate and energy concerns throughout the United States and across the world.
The Democratic candidate for president addressed the plan during a campaign stop in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
“My plan calls for, its a staggering number to use in a state like mine and Delaware, but $1.7 million dollars of investment over the next 10 years to ensure that this country is 100% clean economy net zero emissions by 2050,” he said.
Biden said one of the first things he would do as president is rejoin the Paris Agreement.
Martin’s Park is being built in memory of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard. The park is scheduled to open to the public on June 15.