31 Jan '14, 5pm

STATEMENT: Michael Bloomberg Named as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

STATEMENT: Michael Bloomberg Named as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

WASHINGTON— Michael R. Bloomberg was appointed today to serve as Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change to the United Nations. In this role, Bloomberg will support United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to mobilize action among cities to combat climate change. As a Special Envoy, Bloomberg will consult with other mayors in order to raise a level of political commitment and concrete action. He will also help bring solutions to the 2014 Climate Summit that will be held in New York, September 2014. Following is a statement from Dr. Andrew Steer , President and CEO, World Resources Institute: “Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has made an inspired choice in appointing Michael Bloomberg to this vital position. Cities are on the front line of addressing climate challenges worldwide. Without progress in cities, there will be no solution to climate change. “Mr. Bloomberg ha...

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