Buenos Aires, Argentina (March 27, 2015): This Friday was held the Latin American Forum of Mayors C40, where the mayors of Latin America gathered in Buenos Aires to show bold leadership in the global fight climate change. The mayor of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri, mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Ángel Mancera and former President of Mexico and President of the World Commission on the Economy Felipe Calderon joined the coordination of C40, with the mayor of Rio de Janeiro Eduardo Paes, announcing the Memorandum of Clean City Bus, and the Declaration of Latin American Cities on the Covenant of Mayors, the largest global cooperative effort between mayors to combat global climate change and its effects.
"By taking these steps Latin American cities are leading urban driving actions that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and climate risks, promoting health, welfare and economic opportunities for citizens," said the President of C40 and Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes. "Mayors, through networks such as C40, are learning from each other, exchanging ideas and accelerating actions in the territory. Today's event is the testimony of this promising trend. "
Las ciudades Latinoamericanas tienen un enorme potencial para reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero mundial. Las investigaciones de C40 indican que tomadas en conjunto podrían reducirse las emisiones a un 2,500 Mt de CO2 para el 2030, el equivalente a sacar de circulación 526 millones de automóviles.