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Tony Lloyd unveils Compact of Mayors collective commitment at Climate Summit

The Compact of Mayors is a global coalition of mayors and city officials pledging to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, enhance resilience to climate change, and track their progress transparently, and Greater Manchester has been an integral signatory.

Mayor Tony Lloyd has released the following statement:

“Today, nearly 400 mayors from around the world united as signatories of the Compact of Mayors and announced at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders that together we will reduce our GHG emissions by .5  GtCO2e per year from business-as-usual (BAU) levels by 2020, and by .74 GtCO2e annually by 2030.

“The Compact of Mayors reinforces our city’s commitment to its people, its businesses and the environment.

"Through the Compact, we pledge to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, create ambitious climate targets, track progress and enhance Greater Manchester’s climate resilience.

"With consistent, public reporting of our city’s climate data, we will show how our actions can effect real change.

“Representing more than 340 million people worldwide and 4.7% of the total global population, as a member of the Compact of Mayors, we are showing that actions at the local level can have a global impact.

"As we better our city, we will be helping to better the world for our generation and for those to come.

“The Climate Summit for Local Leaders is be the largest global convening of mayors, governors and local leaders focused on climate change.

"This historic event coincides with the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, helping to ensure that the voices of local leaders are heard, and city efforts, like Greater Manchester are recognized, during the international negotiation process, in order to reach a universal, legally binding agreement that will enable us to combat climate change effectively.”

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