Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone will be in Brussels on Monday to address the European Parliament on climate change.
Mr Livingstone, who chaired the C40 group during his Mayoralty, will be a key speaker at a session of the European Parliament Temporary Committee on Climate Change.
In the afternoon Livingstone will be joined by Committee Chair Guido Sacconi MEP for a press conference.
According to aides mr Livingstone will use his appearance to explain some of the key policies from London’s climate strategy, including a major building retrofit scheme, decentralised energy programme, and the transport policies that led to a unique shift away from car usage and into public transport, cycling and walking.
In a statement issued Sunday evening Livingstone warned that “cities are responsible for over three quarters of global carbon emissions and so the battle to tackle climate change will be largely won or lost in cities.”
“By supporting cities in achieving aggressive carbon emission reduction programmes, the European Union can place Europe and the forefront of efforts to tackle climate change and so reap the economic and social, as well as environmental rewards that this competitive advantage will bring.”