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October 8, 2015 — Weekly News

All Climate Change is Local

By Mike Bloomberg and Secretary of State John Kerry

When world leaders gather in Paris in December to negotiate a global agreement on climate change, they will have a powerful ally standing behind them and urging them onward: mayors. In fact, mayors have already helped set the stage for success in Paris, by establishing models of cooperation that provide a strong foundation for the negotiations.

Through international coalitions like the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the Compact of Mayors, cities around the world have been committing to major reductions in carbon emissions, while adopting a common measurement system and public reporting process to ensure that they can be held accountable. In other words: Many cities are already doing what the United Nations is urging national governments to do.

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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

Mike Bloomberg stands next to Bill Gross’s Bloomberg terminal at the Smithsonian’s “American Enterprise” exhibition in Washingon, DC. The terminal is also on view in the Tools of the Trade exhibition at the Computer History Museum in San Francisco, CA.  
Bloomberg Philanthropies welcomed 19 sustainability directors from around the world in San Francisco, California to launch the Our Cities, Our Climate international exchange program in partnership with the U.S. Department of State. on October 1, 2015.  

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