23 November 2010

European cities join global effort on climate

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A number of large European cities are promising to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions as part of a major international initiative to tackle climate change

Some of Europe's biggest cities are among 138 local governments from around the world that have signed the Global Cities Covenant on Climate, thereby committing themselves to implementing measures that will help to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Cities that have already signed up to take part in the initiative include Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Geneva, Lyon, Malmo and Paris.

The covenant was presented at a World Mayors Summit on Climate, held in Mexico City on 21 November.

The summit was organised in partnership with the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). These umbrella organisations bring together many thousands of local and municipal governments throughout the world.

Some of Europe's biggest cities are among 138 local governments from around the world that have signed the Global Cities Covenant on Climate, thereby committing themselves to implementing measures that will help to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Cities that have already signed up to take part in the initiative include Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Cologne, Copenhagen, Geneva, Lyon, Malmo and Paris.

The covenant was presented at a World Mayors Summit on Climate, held in Mexico City on 21 November.

The summit was organised in partnership with the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). These umbrella organisations bring together many thousands of local and municipal governments throughout the world.

(EurActiv)

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