Barcelona, Paris and LA mayors to present clean air plan at global cities summit
Ada Colau will be part of trio calling on cities to take action against air pollution at meeting of world mayors in Copenhagen
Barcelona mayor, Ada Colau, will join her counterparts from Paris and Los Angeles at a summit of global cities in Copenhagen on Friday to present the 'Clean Air Cities' plan, committing cities to taking action against air pollution.
Along with Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and LA mayor Eric Garcetti, Colau will present the plan on the last day of the C40 World Mayors Summit in the Danish capital, which began on Wednesday to discuss local strategies to combat climate change.
The plan to be jointly put forward by the three mayors on Friday is one of three declarations that will be approved at the summit, after which Colau will attend a plenary session called, 'The Future we want is inclusive'.
The gathering of local leaders follows last month's meeting of world leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York, which the group of mayors at the Copenhagen meeting criticized for failing to agree to strong climate measures.
The C40 Cities group represents more than 90 cities around the world, and this week's summit brought together local officials, climate experts, business leaders and activists to discuss the role of large urban areas in helping to solve the climate emergency.
Colau, along with the Catalan territory minister, were in New York in September to take place in several side events ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit.