C40 Large Cities Climate Summit: Welcome Reception

From May 14 – May 17, 2007, leaders of municipal governments and international businesses from over thirty world cities will convene in New York City for the second C40 Large Cities Climate Summit. Cities are responsible for three-quarters of the world’s energy consumption, and as such, the world’s largest cities have a critical role to play in the reduction of carbon emissions and the reversal of dangerous climate change.

On the evening of May 14, senior representatives of New York City business and government will welcome delegates to the summit in one of the world’s greenest buildings.

Who’s Coming?

  • Mayor Birhane Deressa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Mayor Will Winn, Austin, United States
  • Governor Apirak Kosayodhin, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mayor Klaus Wowereit, Berlin, Germany
  • Mayor Luis Eduardo Garzon, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Mayor Richard M. Daley, Chicago, United States 
  • Lord Mayor Ritt Bjerregaard, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Mayor Beto Richa, Curitiba, Brazil
  • Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit, Delhi, India
  • Mayor Bill White, Houston, United States
  • Mayor Kadir Topbas, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Mayor Amos Masondo, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mayor Syed Mustafa Kamal, Karachi, Pakitstan
  • Governor Bola Tinubu, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Mayor Oscar Castaneda Lossio, Lima, Peru
  • Mayor Ken Livingstone, London, United Kingdom
  • Mayor Antonio Villaragoisa, Los Angeles, United States
  • Lord Mayor John So, Melbourne, Australia
  • Mayor Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Mayor Shubha Umesh Raul, Mumbai, India
  • Mayor Ray C. Nagin, New Orleans, United States
  • Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York, United States
  • Mayor Bertrand Delanoë, Paris, France
  • Mayor John Street, Philadelphia, United States
  • Mayor Cesar Maia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Mayor Ivo Opstelten, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Mayor Rocky Anderson, Salt Lake City, United States
  • Mayor Gavin Newsom, San Francisco, United States
  • Mayor Gilberto Kassab, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Mayor Greg Nickels, Seattle, United States
  • Mayor Oh Se-hoon, Seoul, South Korea
  • Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Sydney, Australia
  • Governor Shintaro Ishihara, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mayor David Miller, Toronto, Canada

Other City Delegations

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Beijing, China
  • Cairo, Egypt 
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Jakarta, Indonesia 
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Portland, United States
  • Rome, Italy
  • Moscow, Russia 
  • Shanghai, China
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Warsaw, Poland


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