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Around the world, mayors and local leaders are taking steps to tackle climate change whilst addressing issues of poverty and social inequality. Through a series of short films and an accompanying print publication – all made possible with generous support from the Citi Foundation – C40 is excited to feature six mayors who are delivering inclusive climate action in their cities.
More than 23,000 citizens from cities around the world have joined city leaders in their campaign to reduce urban air pollution by signing a global petition demanding that vehicle manufacturers lead an air quality transformation.
Our Summit has offered us the key opportunity that we have all been waiting for, traveling from our dear cities, and I would like to thank the C40 organization and all the mayors that have made our joint involvement possible. Our involvement is one for our citizens and we must always speak in their voice. That is what I refer to as loyalty to our land. Our loyalty to the real world that we face day to day. It is in this real world that our professionalism is rooted. It is a professionalism not of experts, but of pragmatics. It also stems from the trust and friendship existing between us mayors. I would like to thank you, dear friends, for your conscious commitment as I believe that, as mayors, we like to harbor illusions. But also for your relentless efforts, which clearly define us all : we never give up, and that should never change!
Speaking at the C40 Mayors Summit in Mexico City, Mayors from cities across the United States have urged president-elect Donald Trump to recognize the real and urgent threat that climate change poses to the world’s cities, and to support them as they enact policies and programs to combat climate change