Councilor, Melbourne, Australia,
ICLEI Global Executive Committee MemberSpeakers:
Lord Mayor, Bonn, Germany ICLEI First Vice President
Minister-President, State of North Rhine Westphalia, Germany
“Welcome to the power and potential of local and regional governments from all continents,” said Mayor Sridharan at the opening. “We are here to be part of the process from the first step onward. We are here to forge new coalitions, to act and collaborate for our climate and to encourage civil society, businesses and our peers in cities and regions to join the #Uniting4Climate movement.”
“Today has been an impressive demonstration of concrete actions that cities, regions and their partners are taking to advance global action with all their potential,” said Mayor Ashok Sridharan.
Minister-President Armin Laschet followed: “Welcome to the age of sustainable development.” He acknowledge that local and regional governments have a vital role to play in enacting programs and schemes to curb climate change.