Upcoming Rio Climate Conference in Brazil to Set Global Warming Reduction Targets
Brasilia, May 28 (RHC) -- Mayors from the largest cities around the world will meet in Brazil, in June, for the Rio Climate Conference, aimed at setting the targets to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.
Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, said the conference will run parallel to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, and aims to share projects and general policies; as well as to establish joint initiatives that may influence the heads of State to take similar decisions.
The cities participating in the Rio Climate Conference made up the Large Cities Climate Leadership Group, now officially known as the C-40. Authorities in this group of cities are working to reduce urban carbon emissions and to develop sustainable practices and local actions aimed at dealing with climate change.