Mayor Martin J. Walsh joined the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) Steering Committee, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the network of cities on the front line of preparing for and helping prevent climate change. He will serve on the steering committee as the representative for all North American C40 cities.
“Boston has made significant progress on climate action,” said Mayor Walsh in a press release. “I’m proud and determined to build on and expand that legacy in this new leadership role.”
Boston joined C40 in 2014 and has accomplished much in two years – from the release of the updated Greenovate Climate Action, which sets a clear road map to achieve Boston’s greenhouse gas reduction goals of 25 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050, to receiving an international award for community engagement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris.
“Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston has been officially elected as the new North American Steering Committee member. Mayor Walsh will work alongside our existing Steering Committee member Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles to represent the 14 North American members,” said C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes. “The Steering Committee is confident and looks forward to Mayor Walsh’s leadership in C40’s efforts to steer this organization and actively represent North America and C40 as a whole in the global climate change arena.”