Climate Change Summit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2005-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2005
Reference: 
2005/1793
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Which cities have been invited and which have agreed to attend your Climate Change Summit in October? How will this conference differ from and build on the climate change talks held in San Francisco in May of this year?

Answer

Answer for Climate Change Summit

Answer for Climate Change Summit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Cities invited to the Climate Change Conference were: Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Tokyo, New York, Delhi, Dhaka, Johannesburg, Dublin, Kingston, Toronto, Madrid, Rome, Saint Denis, San Francisco, Melbourne, Barcelona, Chicago, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Vancouver, Los Angeles, Seattle. Those known to be attending so far (this is not yet finalized): Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, New York, Delhi, Dhaka, Toronto, Rome, Saint Denis, San Francisco, Melbourne, Barcelona, Chicago, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cape Town. This conference aims to assemble best practices, committed municipal political leadership, and sustainable energy expertise to build the capacity of large city governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as adapt to climate change. Whilst building on the conference in San Francisco this event is more focused on the key role of cities can play in combating climate change. The main purposes of the event are to: Inform large cities on the latest developments in climate science and the potential implications for the urban environment; Exchange best practices in the application of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, methods of financing renewable energy, and measures to reduce CO2 emissions from buildings, transport, and urban infrastructure; Enable London to learn from the progress made by other jurisdictions as the new London Climate Change Agency gets underway; Stimulate city governments to set ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their own buildings, facilities, fleets, and operations and foster an informal coalition among the large cities that seeks proactive partnerships with and financial resources from their national governments.