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PITTSBURGH, PA (November 8, 2017) Mayor William Peduto is in Bonn, Germany, for the 2017 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Mayor Peduto attended the last Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015, in which 195 nations agreed to climate and emissions standards to stem global temperature increases. After President Trump this year withdrew commitments the United States made to the accords the Mayor signed an executive order committing Pittsburgh to climate change initiatives, despite the President's action.
He and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times In June on the climate efforts of both cities, and he recently wrote another for Reuters with the Mayor of Bonn, Ashok Sridharan, on how Pittsburgh and Bonn are among the global leaders in climate change initiatives.
The Mayor's travel costs are being covered by ICLEI, the global network of more than 1,500 cities, towns and regions committed to building a sustainable future..
The Mayor returns to Pittsburgh Sunday.
Mayor William Peduto's Public Schedule, Thursday, November 9, 2017:
Presentation hosted by ICLEI on Cities in Transition: Industrial Legacy for a Low Carbon Future. Panelists include: Mayor Peduto, Simone Raskob, Deputy Mayor of Essen, Germany; Dr. Wolfgang Beckroge, Ruhr Regional Assoc. Department for Geographical Information and Spatial Planning; Niclas Svenningsen, Strategy and Relationships manager for UNFCCC. Moderated by ICLEI Secretary General Gino Van Begin.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: US Climate Action Center, Bonn
Transition Stories, Industrial Legacy, Sustainable Future, featuring Pittsburgh Chief Resilience Officer Grant Ervin.
Time: 3 p.m.
US Mayors Welcome Dinner
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Majestic Restaurant, Prinz-Albert-Strasse, Bonn