Ken Livingstone yesterday hailed the C40 Large Cities leadership summit as “a fantastic success” and called on national government to empower and enable cities to tackle climate change in a joint communiqué agreed by all attending cities.
The Mayor, who is also Chair of the C40, also announced that Seoul has been chosen to host the next summit. Before then specific conferences will be hosted on key issues. The city of Los Angeles will host a workshop on tackling carbon from ground based airport emissions, Rotterdam will host a conference and develop an information exchange on reducing emissions from ports and ships and London will host a workshop on tackling traffic congestion.
Mr Livingstone said the summit “has been a fantastic success with a real sense of purpose. The biggest cities from all over the world have come together to share ideas and learn from each other. It has been a tremendously positive and galvanising experience.”
On Wednesday it was announced that London would benefit from a $5bn global Energy Efficiency Building Retrofit Programme designed to make existing commercial buildings more energy efficient.