Megacity mayors chart road maps to cut carbon emissions

In order to meet the Paris climate agreement’s goal to cap global warming at 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, cities will have to play a significant role, dozens of mayors affirmed at the C40 summit this week.

This week, leaders from about 90 megacities around the globe are gathering in Mexico City for the C40 urban summit to discuss long-term solutions for cutting carbon pollution by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“If we are going to avoid the worst impacts of global warming, cities are going to have to play an even bigger role in the months and years ahead,” former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a UN special envoy for climate change and the C40 board president, told reporters, according to Agence France-Presse. “They know it is in their best interest.” READ MORE.