Basel

Switzerland
Mayor Elisabeth Ackermann, Elected 2017

Basel in our Blog

Nuestras ciudades están en el frente de la crisis del cambio climático. La subida del nivel del mar amenaza a millones de ciudadanos con inundaciones y, a su vez, los inviernos más fríos y los veranos más calurosos afectan especialmente a las zonas más vulnerables de nuestras ciudades. Las emisiones nocivas de los vehículos que circulan por el centro de nuestras ciudades contaminan el aire que respiran nuestros hijos. 

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Nos villes sont en première ligne de la crise du changement climatique. L’élévation du niveau de la mer menace des millions de personnes avec des inondations, pendant que des hivers plus froids et des étés plus chauds accablent les plus vulnérables de nos villes. Les émissions nocives des véhicules qui roulent dans nos centres urbains polluent l’air que nos enfants respirent.

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Our cities are on the frontline of the climate change crisis. Rising sea levels threaten millions of citizens with flooding, while colder winters and hotter summers take their toll on the most vulnerable in our cities. The noxious emissions from vehicles passing through our city centres pollute the air that our children breathe. 

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As Mayor of the City of Basel, I am once again looking forward to the city hosting the annual GIB Sustainable Infrastructure Summit on 27 - 28 May 2015. Now in its fifth year, the Summit agenda again benefits from the inclusion of a dedicated meeting for C40 cities coordinated by the C40 Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network.

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The City of Basel is looking forward to hosting the annual Global Infrastructure Basel Summit on 21-22 May 2014, and, as co-chair of the C40 Sustainable Infrastructure Finance Network, a dedicated meeting for C40 cities. Both the Summit and the C40 meeting will provide opportunities for cities to discuss concrete solutions for financing sustainable infrastructure.

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While national governments fail to come to an agreement on how to stop global warming, cities of all hemispheres are already acting. They would do even better if adequate financial resources were available. The C40 affiliate City of Basel, Switzerland, a centre for cleantech and finance, has initiated the platform “Global Energy Basel (GEB) – The Sustainable Infrastructure Financing Summit.” Today, I am happy and proud to invite all fellow Mayors and Senior City Officials from Environmental and Finance Departments of cities to the 2nd GEB Summit.

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