World mayors urge G20 leaders to ‘save the planet’

Dozens of city mayors from around the world including Washington, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and Sydney today called on G20 leaders to stick to their commitments on tackling climate change.

The world city mayors, led by Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo, said they were inspired by the courage shown by more than 300 mayors in cities across the United States who have committed to upholding the Paris Agreement despite Trump’s decision.

In a joint text distributed to media outlets worldwide and posted online, the C-40 mayors of the world’s great cities urged leaders from the Group of 20 on behalf of the hundreds of millions of citizens that we represent to deliver on your commitments to tackle climate change, one of the world’s most pressing issues.

The statement added that in light of US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change pact the resolve of the other 19 leaders at the upcoming G20 Summit to safeguard the future of our planet is more important than ever.

The 20 leaders will gather in Hamburg, Germany on July 7 and 8.

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