Today the Clinton Global Initiative will host a special meeting in London convening leaders from business, government, and civil society to act on the most urgent challenges of our time, including climate change, global health inequalities and the refugee crisis.
Hillary Clinton has invited the Mayor of London to join her to talk about his role as a global leader in the fight against climate change as Chair of C40, and the world-leading action London is taking – such as introducing the Ultra Low Emission Zone; retrofitting buildings which are responsible for up to two thirds of our city’s carbon emissions and introducing green, electric public transport.
London’s existing Ultra Low Emissions Zone, introduced by the Mayor in 2019 and expanded last year, is four times the size of Paris’ low emission zone and plans are now being consulted on to expand it to the whole of Greater London.
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, “I’m delighted to be working with Secretary Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative to bring local government, businesses and civil society together to lead the fight against climate change and other global challenges.
“As Chair of C40 I know how important cities are in tackling the biggest challenges our world faces, and I’m delighted to be working with a global leader such as Secretary Clinton to lead the fight against climate change.”
Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton added, “We are facing urgent, existential threats at a scale we haven’t seen in generations – threats to our climate, to our health, to our way of life. This must be a mobilizing moment, to create opportunities where all of us can make a difference.”
“I’m grateful to my friend, Mayor Khan, for supporting the Clinton Global Initiative as we work to bring together leaders from business, government, and civil society to tackle these challenges and actually build solutions that will improve lives around the world.”