Connie Hedegaard urges new cities and regions to sign up for climate action
Committee of the Regions President Mercedes Bresso and Elisabeth B. Kautz, President of the United States Conference of Mayors, have signed on 5 October a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on climate action in the presence of several hundred regional and local politicians and the EU Commissioner for Climate Action, Connie Hedegaard. The ceremony was followed by the accession of new cities and regions signing up for climate action to the Covenant of Mayors, a European climate action initiative launched by the European Commission and the CoR. The Covenant now has 2000 towns, 25 capital cities and 100 regions as supporting structures.
Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, at the Committee of the Regions