London, UK (13 October 2016) – Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala has been elected to the role of vice chair on the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Steering Committee, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the C40 network of mega-cities committed to action on climate change.

"767Mayors serving as Vice Chairs on the Steering Committee represent the geographically diverse members of the global network and Mayor Sala will represent the Europe region. Milan, joins Amman, Boston, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Seoul.

“On behalf of all C40 members, it is my great pleasure to welcome Mayor Sala as our newest C40 Vice Chair,” said C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. “Milan has been a leader in tackling climate change, and I look forward to working with Mayor Sala in the months ahead to make the Paris Agreement a reality in our cities.”

“IIt is indeed a great honour  to be part of the C40 Steering committee," said Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala.  "This election confirms at an international level the good work done by Milan and its commitment in tackling on a daily basis the important climate issues  dealt with by the entire C40 Network: from the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to the care for the citizens’ health.  Giving our own contribution and a clear direction to the environmental actions in which the network’s large cities are engaged  is both a challenge and a responsibility that I am sure Milan will know how to honour best.”

"Congratulations to my friend, Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala on his election as C40 Vice Chair," said C40 Chair-Elect and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo. “The cities of Europe will have a strong voice as all cities in C40 face the challenges of tackling climate change and delivering the Paris Agreement in the years ahead."

The next convening of the C40 Steering Committee will take place at the C40 Mayors Summit the foremost global gathering of mayors of the world’s megacities and climate change experts, in Mexico City November 30 – December 2, 2016.

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