Global City Mayors on Climate Action: The Ripple Effect

Muriel Bowser, Mayor, Washington, DC; Héctor Insúa García, Mayor, Colima City, Mexico; Gregor Robertson, Mayor, Vancouver; Valérie Plante, Mayor, Montreal. Moderated by Thomas L. Friedman.

Global City Mayors on Climate Action: The Ripple Effect

What role do cities and their mayors have in combating climate change? With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas and estimates that climate change could cost the world’s major cities twice as much as the rest of the planet – city mayors are dedicated to finding solutions for climate mitigation and resilience. Nearly 50 mayors from cities around the world will convene in Chicago for the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy’s North American Climate Summit. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs will host a panel with global city mayors highlighting their efforts to tackle climate change. The panel will be moderated by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.

Learn more about the inaugural North American Climate Summit and Chicago’s role as host in our new digital interactive

The Council's Global Cities work is made possible with generous support from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, and forward-thinking sponsors of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Save the date, June 6-8, for the 2018 Chicago Forum on Global Cities. Learn more at


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