Mexico City Mayor to Spearhead International Campaign to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Fuente SG www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com The United Nations body that coordinates global disaster reduction efforts named the mayor of Mexico City, Marcelo Ebrard, as champion of a UN initiative aimed at enhancing cities’ disaster preparedness. Margareta Wahlström, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, appointed Mr. Ebrard as champion of the “Making Cities Resilient” campaign at a ceremony during the World Mayors Summit on Climate in Mexico City. “It is particularly relevant at a time when...

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Mayors Flaunt Resolve in Advance of Cancún

http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/23/mayors-flaunt-resolve-in-advance-o Mayors Flaunt Resolve in Advance of Cancun (New York Times Environment Blog- 24 November 2010) Mayors Flaunt Resolve in Advance of Cancún New York Times, Environment blog (24 November 2010) With less than a week to go before global climate talks begin in Cancún, mayors from many of the world’s largest cities met in Mexico City over the weekend and declared, “What about us?” Shut out at the Copenhagen conference last year, big-city mayors have been arguing for...

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World mayors sign climate change pact

World mayors sign climate change pact AFP Monday, 22 November 2010 Mayors from around the world signed a voluntary pact Sunday in Mexico City to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at a meeting meant as a precursor to UN-sponsored climate talks in Cancun opening next week. The gathering in one of the world’s most polluted cities assembled thousands of local and regional leaders to discuss a wide range of economic and social issues, including climate change. Participants from some 135 cities and urban areas – including Buenos Aires,...

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With less than a week to go before global climate talks begin in Cancún

Fuente SG NYTimes.com Tuesday, November 23, 2010 With less than a week to go before global climate talks begin in Cancún, mayors from many of the world’s largest cities met in Mexico City over the weekend and declared, “What about us?” Shut out at the Copenhagen conference last year, big-city mayors have been arguing for a place at the table in the fractious negotiations over reducing carbon dioxide emissions. To show they are serious, they met in Mexico City and signed a deal intended to one-up the national governments that will be the...

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Statement by European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, responsible for Regional Policy, welcoming the Mexico City Pact on the role of cities in reducing CO2 emissions

European Commissioner Johannes Hahn, responsible for Regional Policy, welcomes the adoption by over a hundred mayors of big cities around the world of the Mexico City Pact, on the reduction of CO2 in their cities and the combat against climate change. “As already now more than 70 percent of the European population lives in metropolitan areas and over 70 percent of CO2 emissions takes place in urban zones, cities can and must play a pivotal role in the reduction of CO2 emissions. I therefore welcome the Global Cities Covenant on Climate...

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World Mayor Summit Review

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Mayors launch reporting platform of cities at Climate Summit

EMBARGOED until 20 November 2010, 23.59h GMT MEXICO CITY/MEXICO– Cities know climate action must happen now – not later. The carbonn Cities Climate Registry will put this idea in motion by becoming the hub of cities to report climate actions. The cCCR is a key component of the Global Cities Covenant on Climate (the Mexico City Pact) which will be adopted at the World Mayors Summit on Climate on November 21 in Mexico City – only days before national governments come together in Cancun, Mexico, for the United Nations Climate Change...

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World Mayor’s climate summit

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Looking for Climate Change Leadership? Try Mexico City

JustMeans (Blog) November 13, 2010 Link: http://www.justmeans.com/Looking-for-Climate-Change-Leadership-Try-Mexico-City/37252.html The largest city in the Western Hemisphere and third-biggest metropolitan area in the world is going to great lengths to clear its air and reduce its contribution to climate change. A few years ago the office of Mayor Marcelo Ebrard first laid out a citywide “Plan Verde,” intended to gradually convert the massive metropolis into an environmental leader. Many clean air and climate-related initiatives...

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Is Mexico City’s ‘Plan Verde’ a Model for Latin America?

By Maria Gallucci SolveClimate News November 12, 2010 Link: http://solveclimatenews.com/news/20101112/mexico-citys-plan-verde-model-latin-america As more than 2,000 city leaders gather, Marcelo Ebrard hopes his Plan Verde will inspire them to sign the Mexico City Pact MEXICO CITY—Mayors of more than 2,000 cities worldwide will gather in this Latin American megalopolis next week for two summits where they will develop climate initiatives and pledge reductions in carbon emissions at the municipal level. Mexico City’s Mayor Marcelo Ebrard...

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Mexico City to host climate summit for mayors

To address this challenge, the World Mayors Summit on Climate is being convened on Sunday, November 21, 2010 in Mexico City by the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, United Cities & Local Governments (UCLG), and the government of Mexico City. The Summit will create a new intergovernmental mechanism for cities to address climate change. Mayors attending the summit will voluntarily sign the Mexico City Pact, and by doing so, agree to implement programs to reduce GHG emissions. Mexico City...

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