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Cities deliver climate pledge to UN Secretary-General

Cities came together at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders in Paris Town Hall, on the sidelines of the COP21 talks, to declare that they will deliver annual reductions of 3.7 gigatons in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

US Ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, addresses mayors and attendees at a COP21 reception flanked by US Conference of Mayors’ CEO Tom Cochran and USCM President Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore
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Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Michael Bloomberg, Special Envoy to the UN Secretary-General for Cities and Climate Change, co-hosted one of the largest ever gatherings of mayors, with international city associations ICLEI, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), the International Association of Francophone Mayors and C40 Cities bringing together their members under one roof.

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