"We have to tell the international community that it's in the cities where the battle to slow global warming will be won,"

Marcelo Ebard, Chair of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change and Mayor of Mexico City 

The World Mayors Council on Climate Change has been advocating from its inception in the United Nations forums related to global sustainability, such as the Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Members often pronounce speeches during the plenaries before national delegations negotiating the international climate regime.

Lately, in scaling up its activities, the Council has positioned itself as a major convener of local leaders taking action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. In 2010, it co-convened with its partners the following two events:

The Mayors Adaptation Forum was continued for 2011. The Council also strongly supports the carbonn Cities Climate Registry as the global intiative to centralize and harmonize local climate data (actions, commitments, targets) while encouraging sustainable leadership. 


Member Martin Chavez (former Mayor of Albuquerque, NM) speaking at UNFCCC talks in 2010