Mexico City to Host 2016 Mayors Summit
C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and Mexico City Mayor Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera announced today that Mexico City has been selected to host next C40 Mayors Summit on November 8 – 11, 2016. The Summit will bring together global C40 mayors and urban sustainability leaders to advance urban solutions to climate change and highlight the leadership role of cities in addressing climate change.
“I congratulate Mexico City on being chosen to host the 6th biennial C40 Mayors Summit, following a rigorous selection process and approval by C40’s Steering Committee,” said Mayor Paes.
“This event will enable mayors from all over the world to share knowledge and set their agenda for climate policy and deliver concrete actions for the sustainability of our cities,” said Mayor Mancera.
"Mexico City is a great example of the leadership that cities are showing in confronting climate change, and of the immediate benefits - like cleaner air, less traffic congestion, and better mass transit - that those efforts can bring,” said President of the C40 Board Michael R. Bloomberg.
C40's Kevin Austin joins Mexico City Mayor Mancera at press conference announcing the 2016 C40 Mayors Summit
While cities account for 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, they are also taking decisive action to reduce their carbon footprints. Mayors have been doing this by leveraging their executive powers to create smarter planning and low carbon development policies, all while improving the health of their communities and growing their economies.
The 2014 Mayors Summit in Johannesburg drew mayors and top officials from more than 44 cities; there, C40 released ground-breaking research demonstrating the collective impact of cities taking climate action.
To read the official press release, please click here.