Leading By Example on Climate Action

Leading By Example on Climate Action

By Michael R. Bloomberg
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 5:50pm

CAMPAIGN: Bloomberg: Sustainable Business

CONTENT: Article

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, the U.N.'s global conference on climate change that will take place there next week has become more important than ever. The conference presents a unique opportunity for world leaders to express their support for the people of Paris, and to re-affirm their shared commitment to addressing common threats.

As the U.N. conference gets underway, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo and I will co-host the first ever Climate Summit for Local Leaders. We organized the summit to ensure that mayors -- who overwhelmingly favor bold action on climate change and are leading by example -- have their voices heard by those negotiating a global agreement. Cities are on the front lines of the battle against climate change, just as they are with terrorism. By attending the summit, mayors will be making a statement about their determination to win both battles.

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CATEGORY: Environment