LADB Article ID: 80136
By: Carlos Navarro
Mexico City, the site of the first World Mayors Summit on Climate (WMSC) in 2010, is once again scheduled to convene mayors to address climate issues on Nov. 30-Dec. 2. The 2010 gathering, hosted by Marcelo Ebrard, the city’s mayor at the time, resulted in the Mexico City Pact, a non-binding initiative that proposed a set of steps for large metropolitan areas to monitor and verify compliance with initiatives to combat climate change. Ebrard then presented the results of the meeting at the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancún on Dec. 6, 2010.Most of the discussions in this year’s gathering will take place during the first two days of December. The 2016 summit, which is organized by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, will be co-hosted by Mexico City Mayor Miguel Mancera, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo da Costa Paes. Hidalgo is the president-elect of the C40, which works to convene and support networks that provide a range of services to advance cities’ climate change efforts. Mexico City will be the sixth metropolitan area to host the C40 gathering since the coalition was organized more than 10 years ago.
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