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    For our second August rewind post, we have selected a “Mayors Voices” post from C40 Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. In this post, Mayor Bloomberg calls mayors “the great pragmatists on the world's stage.” Mayor Bloomberg explains how mayors across the globe are directly responsible for the well-being of the majority of the world's population and why they can lead in implementing actions on the local level that will have a lasting global impact. This post originally ran on February 14, 2012.

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    Last week Mayor of Beijing, Mr. Guo Jinlong -- a fellow C40 Mayor -- and I signed a mutual agreement between our two cities to collaborate in the areas of sustainable solutions, energy efficiency, water, culture, health and science. The agreement is not only a sign of the good relations between China and Denmark. It is also clear evidence of our shared interests in the area of sustainable urban development.

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    The global transition to a green economy is at the top of the international agenda. Taking a look at the negotiations leading up to the Rio +20 summit, there is a growing understanding that green growth is a key concept in the pursuit of a common sustainable and economically viable future. I believe that cities play a crucial role in making this transition. Cities control significant environmental, economic and social assets. And in cities we are often able to decide on more ambitious green policies than our national governments.

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    On February 29th, I had the great honour to be one of the speakers of the TED 2012’s session about cities. The fact that I was invited to take part in an event that has already hosted personalities such as Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins and Bill Clinton, proves that Rio is really living a special moment. The world is clearly curious to learn about the projects that are transforming the marvellous city into a more sustainable and socially integrated city.

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