European Mayors Band Their Cities Together to Fight Climate Change

Representatives of thirty European cities, including Anne Hidalgo (2nd l.), Have pledged to reduce by 40% greenhouse gas by 2030 greenhouse at a meeting on 26 March 2015 at the Paris City Hall (Photo Eric Feferberg. AFP) Mayors of 30 cities in Europe have signed a joint initiative on climate change in which they pledged to undertake to "reduce by at least 40% (their) greenhouse gases by 2030", in line with the European Union's goal, and pledged to collectively purchase clean energy technology to make it more competitive. The declaration was made last Thursday in Paris under the chairmanship of Rome's mayor Ignazio Marino and Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and mayors from Athens, Brussels, Bucharest, Geneva, Lisbon, Madrid, Sofia, Stockholm, Warsaw, Vienna, Lyon and Bordeaux were notably present at City Hall. Also present were Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and European Energy C...

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