#COP21 - Political Leaders, Climate Experts And Mayors To Speak On Cities' Role In Tackling Climate Change
NEW YORK and PARIS, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire
World famous speakers including Al Gore and Robert Redford will join a range of mayors, climate experts and celebrities at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders at Paris City Hall this December 4th, alongside COP21.
Co-hosted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo and Michael Bloomberg, the Climate Summit for Local Leaders is a historic gathering of Mayors, Governors and local leaders from all over the world, aiming to bring a decisive contribution to the 21st United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) and strengthen the significant role they are playing in tackling Climate Change.
The Summit is the first of its kind and scale, and represents major progress in local and global leadership on Climate policies.
Over 900 attendees are already confirmed for the event. Confirmed speakers and participants include;
Ada Colau, Mayor of Barcelona
Al Gore, Founder and Chairman of The Climate Reality Project
Alain Juppe, Mayor of Bordeaux and former Prime Minister of France
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founding Chair, R20
Carolina Toha, Mayor of Santiago
Christian de Portzamparc, French architect and urbanist
Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Clover Moore, Mayor of Sydney
Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal
Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Eric Rondolat, CEO Philips Lighting
Francois Hollande, President of France
Hoesung Lee, Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul
Karin Wanngard, Mayor of Stockholm
Khalifa Sall, Mayor of Dakar
Manuela Carmena, Mayor of Madrid
Michael Muller, Governing Mayor of Berlin
Mpho Parks Tau, Mayor of Johannesburg
Park Won-soon, Mayor, City of Seoul and President, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
Robert Redford, Actor and Trustee, National Resources Defense Council
Robin Chase, Co-founder, Zipcar
To achieve the emissions reductions required to avert the worst consequences of climate change will require ambitious action by both national governments and cities. However historically, international negotiations have not recognized the significant contributions that cities can make in cutting carbon emissions.
The Climate Summit for Local Leaders will bring cities' and local governments' commitments into the United Nations process, for the first time, to ensure their efforts are reflected there. Participants will deliver a declaration of their commitments to UN negotiators at the end of the Summit.