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Mayor Garcetti joins global coalition of mayors at C40 World Summit

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LOS ANGELES, CA - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks before U.S President Joe Biden's remarks on how Bipartisan Infrastructure Law investments are helping to improve public transit, create jobs and opportunity, reduce pollution and traffic in Los Angeles and across the country, at LA Metro Extension Transit Project in Los Angeles, California, United States on October 13, 2022. (Tayfun Coşkun - Anadolu Agency)
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Oct 24, 2022 - 11:19 AM

BUENOS AIRES — Mayor Eric Garcetti this week attended the C40 World Mayors Summit – joining mayors, climate experts, youth activists, and business leaders from around the world to advance global action to combat the climate crisis.

The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is an international network of nearly 100 of the world’s largest cities committed to concrete action to combat climate change. Mayor Garcetti served as  Chair of C40 from 2019 to 2021, and was succeeded by London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

“When it comes to fighting the climate crisis, our commitments as cities, states, and countries are only as strong as the size and ambition of our global coalition,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “The C40 World Mayors Summit is more than just another chance to recognize the magnitude of this make-or-break decade for climate action – it’s a chance to elevate the solutions cities are deploying at a neighborhood level that have a real impact on people’s daily lives. It’s also an opportunity to help national governments better understand the steps we can take together to chart a path toward a more livable and prosperous future.”

On Wednesday, Mayor Garcetti participated in an event hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation on delivering high-quality urban transportation infrastructure, where he and other mayors shared the challenges and opportunities faced when making transportation investments.

Yesterday, Mayor Garcetti gave remarks at the opening plenary of the Summit, where he laid out how Los Angeles is transitioning to clean energy sources and delivering on our climate justice commitments. He highlighted the progress of the Los Angeles City-County Just Transition Task Force, which is developing strategies to help oil extraction workers and frontline communities navigate the transition away from fossil fuels. He then participated in a meeting among mayors to discuss climate migration and determine the group’s agenda for the COP27 conference taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt next month.

Mayor Garcetti also participated in a roundtable on C40’s Green and Healthy Streets Accelerator, where he helped develop recommendations for how C40 can further support cities in developing zero emission zones in their cities, and convened a meeting of the C40 Global Youth and Mayors Forum – a global coalition of youth climate activists and mayors that he launched as C40 Chair – to discuss the creation of green jobs for young people.

Today, Mayor Garcetti gave remarks at an event that convened cities and business leaders to discuss how to work together to eliminate emissions from public and private buildings and improve public health for people living in dense urban areas.

Source: www.lamayor.org

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