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June 30, 2015 — Weekly News

In Paris climate talks, cities and local governments will be at the table

By Michael R. Bloomberg and Anne Hidalgo

The bold actions taken not only by local leaders but also by all the range of non-state actors to reduce greenhouse gases place them at the forefront of the fight against climate change. This is the reason why we have decided to co-host in Paris on the 4th of December 2015, during COP21, a Summit for Mayors and local leaders, called the Climate Summit for Local Leaders. Read more

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Mike Bloomberg meets with President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace on June 30, 2015.

"I thank President Hollande for his leadership on climate change, and for working to ensure that both cities and the private sector have a voice at the U.N. climate conference in December." - Mike Bloomberg

Read the full statement here.


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