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September 28, 2015 — Weekly News

Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies and City Leadership are the Key to Climate Action

By Mike Bloomberg 

Remarks by UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg as prepared for delivery at the Climate Week Signature Event on September 28, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to join you here this morning – and let me begin by saying I think all of us have good reason to be hopeful. Because, in several very important ways, the Paris summit – which is still a few months away – has already been successful. It has pushed national governments around the world to set higher goals for reducing carbon, it has showed that international cooperation on climate change really is possible and it has focused the world’s attention on just how much work remains to be done.

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