The following press release was issued by the Women4Climate Conference, yesterday, in New York.
Today, women mayors from many of the world’s greatest cities and women business leaders committed to use their growing global power to tackle climate change and deliver on the ambition of the Paris Agreement. Meeting at the inaugural Women4Climate conference in New York City, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Durban, Cape Town and Caracas, pledged to support and mobilise the next generation of women leaders, fighting climate change.
Hosted by C40 Chair and Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo at Columbia University, the first-of-its-kind event brought together women mayors from many of the world’s largest and most influential cities. The 15 women mayors that lead cities in the C40 network represent 100 million urban citizens and over $4 trillion dollars in GDP. These powerful women leaders were joined by CEO’s and innovative change-makers who represent the next generation of women leaders acting to reduce carbon emissions and protect the world from the impacts of climate change.