Cathy Oke, Councillor of Melbourne, Australia, opening the event, noting this is the first time a summit of local and regional leaders has taken place on the UNFCCC premises.
Councillor Oke sets the tone: Local leaders are here to make their contribution known. They are here to talk about implementation of the Paris Agreement. They are here to demonstrate to the world their valuable commitments and partnerships. This Summit features the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy and the Under2 Coalition, which embody the ambition of local actors globally.
We are #Uniting4Climate.