Mayors take over Copenhagen
- Angela Kim | Dec 15, 2009 5:41 PM
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While negotiators and global leaders are still drawing out their arguments at COP15 over carbon reductions and funding, City leaders aren’t standing still for the higher-ups to make decisions on how to deal with climate change - they are stepping into action.
On Tuesday, over 80 mayors from large cities from around the world got together for the Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors. The point of the summit is to get the leaders at COP15 and the public to show what local governments can do. Some mayors even had a chance to show off how their cities are already trying to be energy efficient. From urban planning to clean energy to waste management - the cities at this meeting had something to tout.
Here are some videos that were shown at Tuesday’s opening press conference to kick off the summit.
Marketplace reporters Sam Eaton and Stephen Beard are in Copenhagen, covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Angela Kim and Ben Adair at the Marketplace Sustainability Desk and Online Editor Richard Core are also posting updates and links to other coverage.
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