New York Visit

MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can the Mayor's Energy & Environment Advisor list what meetings he had in relation to London on his recent visit to New York?


Answer for New York Visit

Answer for New York Visit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Environment & Energy Advisor represented me at the C40 Steering Committee meeting and at the C40 Climate Leadership Awards, where London was the only city to win two awards. He attended a meeting at the C40 offices in New York to discuss a potential network of cities working to reduce CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. He represented me at a lunch hosted by former Mayor Bloomberg of city mayors around the UN Secretary General's Climate Week. He visited Philadelphia to look at that city's green infrastructure. He had meetings with his Philadelphia equivalent, the city's Water Commissioner and Director of Watersheds. He met with his equivalent in the new New York City administration.