miércoles, 25 de septiembre de 2019

septiembre 25, 2019
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, September 25, 2019.- This October 9th-12th, 140 young climate leaders, including youth climate strike organisers, young entrepreneurs and activists will take centre stage at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen. Young people, from 30 countries will join 70+ mayors from around the world to develop concrete plans for greater global climate ambition. Speakers will include Jamie Margolin, Founder of Zero Hour; Youna Marette, Founder, Génération Climat; Vanessa Nakate, Youth for Future Africa, Angela Valenzuela, 26, Coordinator, Fridays for Future Santiago de Chille, where the next UN Climate talks will be held in December, and Alexandria Villaseñor, National and International Organizer, Fridays for Future, USA.

(Media accreditation is now open for the C40 World Mayors Summit, where young leaders will join 70+ mayors to carry forward the momentum on climate action and drive forward a new vision for urban life).

Young people are at the forefront of citizen climate action, and the world’s most powerful heads of state, mayors, and business leaders have taken notice. Building on the momentum of the Global Climate Strikes, the C40 World Mayors Summit will include an important platform for youth voices driving urgent climate action. C40 mayors have welcomed the #FridaysForFuture movement, and in Copenhagen, mayors will invite young activists to join an open dialogue about how today’s leaders can create the future they deserve. 

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Youth leaders will be available for interview and a group will join mayors for a joint press conference on October 11th. They will include: 

Jamie Margolin, 17, Founder and Co-Executive Director, Zero Hour (USA)
Alexandria Villaseñor, 14, National and International Organizer, Fridays for Future (USA)
Youna Marette, 18, Founder, Génération Climat (Belgium)
Emilie Holland Baliozian, 22, Founder, Climate Communicators (France/USA)
Anton Walker, 17, Speaker, Copenhagen Youth Council (Denmark)
Małgorzata (Gosia) Czachowska, 16, Activist, Fridays for Future Poland (Poland)
Julieta Maia Itzcovich, 17, Activist, Fridays for Future Argentina (Argentina)
Angela Valenzuela, 26, Coordinator, Fridays for Future Santiago (Chile)
Daniel Villamar, 24, Member, Red de Protectores del Ambiente (Ecuador)
Pamela Escobar, 19, Activist and Environmentalist (Mexico) 
Nakabuye Hilda Flavia, 22, Organizer, Fridays for Future Uganda (Uganda)
Vanessa Nakate, 22, Youth for Future Africa (Uganda)
Alhassan Sesay, 30, Founder and President, Sierra Leone School Green Club (Sierra Leone)

RSVP:         Media must apply for accreditation to attend the Summit at this link by October 1. If you would like to interview any speakers listed above, please submit requests to media@c40.org. 

WHEN:              October 10–11, 2019: Main Summit and City Business Forum

October 9 & 12, 2019: Side events, Citizens Summit, media opportunities

October 11, 2019: Youth & mayors press conference

WHERE:            Tivoli Congress Center, Arni Magnussons Gade 2, 1577 Copenhagen, Denmark


Speakers at the C40 Mayors Summit include:

Michael R. Bloomberg, C40 Board President; UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action; Founder, Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor of New York City
Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States of America 
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, United States Representative, New York
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and C40 Chair 
Frank Jensen, Lord Mayor of Copenhagen 
Eric Garcetti,  Mayor of Los Angeles 
Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi
Adjei Sowah, Mayor of Accra 
Takele Uma, Mayor of Addis Ababa 
Steve Adler, Mayor of Austin 
Chen Tian, Director General, Beijing Municipal Ecology and Environment Bureau
Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston 
Michael Muller, Mayor of Berlin
Liu Xingjun, Deputy Secretary-General, Chengdu Municipal People’s Government
Soham El Wardini, Mayor of Dakar 
Arvind Kejriwal, Mayor of Delhi NCT 
Mohammad Sayeed Khokon, Mayor of Dhaka South 
Abdulla Mohammed Al-Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai
Xing Xiang, Deputy Secretary General, Guangzhou Municipal Government
Chen Weiqiang, Deputy Mayor of Hangzhou 
Eckart Würnzer, Mayor of Heidelberg
K.S. Wong, Secretary for the Environment, Hong Kong, China 
Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul
Anies Baswedan, Governor of Jakarta 
Herman Mashaba, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg 
Waseem Akhtar, Mayor of Karachi 
Jorge Muñoz, Mayor of Lima
Fernando Medina, Mayor of Lisbon 
Giuseppe Sala, Mayor of Milan 
Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal 
Mike Sonko, Governor of Nairobi City County
LaToya Cantrell, Mayor of New Orleans
Jim Kenney, Mayor of Philadelphia 
Ted Wheeler, Mayor of Portland 
Virginia Raggi, Mayor of Rome
Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam 
 Antônio Carlos Magalhães Neto, Mayor of Salvador 
Anna König Jerlmyr, Mayor of Stockholm
Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo 
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto 
Stevens Mokgalapa, Executive Mayor of Tshwane
 Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of Venice 
 Rafal Tzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw
Grete Faremo, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS
Ninna Hedeager Olsen, Mayor of Technical and Environmental Affairs, Copenhagen
Franciska Rosenkilde, Mayor of Culture and Leisure, Copenhagen 
Dr Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
Dr Maria Neira, Director, Department of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization
Sheela Patel, Founder Director, Society for Promotion of Area Resource Centres (SPARC)
Jan Gehl, Architect and Urban Design Consultant, Gehl People
Clarisse Linke, Brazil Country Director, Institute For Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP)
Ellen Dorsey, Executive Director, Wallace Global Fund  
Helena Molin-Valdes, Head of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition
Jens Birgersson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Rockwool
Dr. Sarah Prichard, UK Managing Director, BuroHappold Engineering
Harriet Bulkeley, Professor
Elodie Grimoin, Co-founder, Urban Canopee
Joyce Ma, China Country Director, The Nature Conservancy
Mette Skjold, Partner & CEO, SLA Architects
Kate Raworth, Author of Doughnut Economics and Senior Associate, Oxford University
Alson Tickell, Director, Julie’s Bicycle
Brent Loken, Director of Science Translation, EAT Foundation
Niels Lund, Vice President for Health Advocacy, Novo Nordisk
 And more speakers to be announced


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About the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Around the world, C40 Cities connects 94 of the world’s greatest cities to take bold climate action, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. Representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe. The current chair of C40 is Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo; and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Realdania.

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