1 December 2015

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#COP21 - Political Leaders, Climate Experts And Mayors To Speak On Cities' Role In Tackling Climate Change

NEW YORK and PARISNov. 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.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
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
Francois Hollande
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.
More information : climatesummitlocalleaders.paris
French PressMelanie Rigaud / presse@paris.fr / +33 1 42 76 49 61
International Press : Jennifer Risi / Info.csll@ogilvy.com / +1 212 880 5247
SOURCE The Climate Summit for Local Leaders

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