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Glasgow Joins C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group


Mayors and Unions pledge to make COP26 Launchpad for Decade of Climate Action, delivering Jobs, Skills, Investments, Social Equity and to Tackle Inequality. With 100 days until COP26 in Glasgow, cities and unions pledge to tackle climate change and inequality together.

Mayors vow to recruit 1,000 Cities to ‘Race to Zero’ coalition to keep global heating below 1.5°C. 100 days before the opening of COP26, thirteen mayors and union leaders have committed to a decade of action focused on creating good quality jobs; tackling inequality; raising international climate ambition and calling on other cities to join them.

Mayors and unions are providing accessible good quality jobs, addressing energy poverty, improving air quality, and investing in resilient infrastructure. Setting the stage for an ambitious COP26 in November, mayors and trade unionists met virtually yesterday to formally adopt a Call to Action outlining a common response that tackles climate change and inequality together.

Signatories to the call to action include:

Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles & Chair of C40 Cities

Mohammed Adjei Sowah
Mayor of Accra

Steve Adler
Mayor of Austin

Ada Colau
Mayor of Barcelona

Susan Aitken
Leader of Glasgow City Council

Sylvester Turner
Mayor of Houston

Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

Giuseppe Sala
Mayor of Milan

Kate Gallego
Mayor of Phoenix

Ricardo Nunes
Mayor of São Paulo

Jenny Durkan
Mayor of Seattle

Randall Williams
Mayor of Tshwane

Sharan Burrow
General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Call to Action Pledge

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