Friday, May 18, 2007

Big City Mayors Strategize to Beat Global Warming

NEW YORK, New York, May 15, 2007 (ENS) - The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, today addressed mayors from 34 of the world's largest cities about the dangers of catastrophic climate change and the need for immediate action.

Speaking at the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in New York, Mayor Livingstone said, "The fight to tackle climate change will be won or lost in cities. Whatever the discussions between our national governments, as cities we are not waiting for anyone else to move first."

The C40 is a group of the world's largest cities committed to addressing climate change. Mayors from across the United States and around the world are at the summit including the mayors of Bangkok, Berlin, Bogata, Chicago, Copenhagen, Delhi, Houston,
Istanbul, Johannesburg, Mexico City, Rio, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Sydney,
Tokyo, Toronto, and Vancouver.

London Mayor Ken Livingstone is also chairman of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit. (Photo courtesy Office of the Mayor)

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