- Posted November 19, 2010 by
Mexico City, Mexico
This iReport is part of an assignment:
World Mayor’s climate summit
Mayor's Summit on the Environment
- dsashin, CNN iReport producer
At the moment, Mexico is the centre of the global movement toward climate change.
Mexico City’s mayor Marcelo Ebrard is actually the chair of the World Mayor's Council on Climate Change and a week before the United Nations will be hosting COP-16 in Cancun, Mexico City is hosting mayors from around the world for The World Mayor’s Summit on Climate Change (WMSC). The event hopes to effectively combine local-level advocacy with international cooperation and awareness.
At this summit on November 21, World Mayors Council on Climate Change, Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is inviting these mayors from all over the world to sign the Global Cities Covenant on Climate Change (the Mexico City Pact). This pact aims to show the important role cities have in the fight against climate change.
"Our cities are at risk now," Mayor Ebrard says. "We are losing time, so cities around the world must work more closely together."
Martha Delgado, Mexico City’s Secretary of Environment, is also central to the city's green efforts and is at the forefront of Mexico City's Green Plan (Plan Verde). I had a chance to sit down with Martha and find out more about WMSC as well as about Mexico City’s achievements in the fight against climate change.
Report produced by
Percy von Lipinski & Tracy Bymoen
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