Mayors to take lead at climate summit

Mayors to take lead at climate summit

(8 November 2010)

London, England (CNN) — City mayors from all over the world will be attending the World Mayors Summit on Climate in Mexico City later this month to pledge their commitment to combating global warming.

The centerpiece of the one-day summit will be the signing of “The Mexico City Pact” – formally known as the Global Cities Covenant on Climate — which will recognize the strategic importance cities need to play in reducing carbon emissions.

Convened by the World Mayors Council on Climate Change (WMCCC), ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) the summit will take place eight days before the United Nations climate change conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Anke Stoffregen, ICLEI communications manager told CNN: “The summit is very much about the mayors taking the leadership role and pulling their strength together to show that they are willing to make commitments and that they are able to deliver actions as well.”