North American Climate Summit
On December 4-6, 2017, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host the North American Climate Summit in concert with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy partners, bringing together leaders from the U.S., Canada and Mexico to sign the Chicago Climate Charter and commit to addressing climate change at the local level.
A highlight of the Summit will be the 5th annual 2017 C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards luncheon. The ceremony will celebrate mayors and cities undertaking the most ambitious and innovative projects to tackle climate change. Given the increasingly important role cities must play in driving climate action in the United States, the Awards will have a special focus on the leadership of U.S. cities on the global stage.
Mayors gathered for the Summit will be invited to make commitments to move forward with significant emissions reductions regardless of action taken by their respective federal governments. Working together, we can harness existing climate goals and create a regional roadmap for climate leadership.
Read the press release for more info on the 2017 North American Climate Summit.