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Lagos confirmed for world mayors' summit

16 January 2014, 07:28

Lagos - Lagos will send lead a delegation from the city after the administration confirmed its participation at the upcoming C40 Cities Mayors Summit in South Africa.

The event is scheduled for Johannesburg from February 4 to 7.

Mayors and senior city officials from over 44 leading cities around the world will come together to discuss the climate change challenges facing their cities, and share insights based on the actions they have taken to reduce GHG emissions.

“We believe that Lagos has confirmed to attend,” Jean Robertson, spokesperson of the organizers of the event, told this publication after asked if local cities would send delegates.

Meanwhile, the fifth edition of C40 Cities Mayors Summit will be held under the theme, “Towards Resilient and Livable Megacities- Demonstrating Action, Impact and Opportunity.

It is the first time the event will be taking place in Africa.

Around 700 urban and climate change leaders will join the mayors in a series of roundtable discussions and working sessions to focus on the themes of resilient and livable megacities, greenhouse gas measurement and adaptation, impact and opportunity.

The Summit will highlight a wide range of successful on-going projects from around the world, including building efficiency standards, sustainable transport measures, and other green growth practices and programmes.

Collectively, the C40 Cities have taken more than 5 000 actions to tackle climate change.

- CAJ News


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