Mayors Voices: C40 Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

In this exclusive interview with the C40 News Team during the Summit in Sao Paulo, Mayor Mike Bloomberg talks about why the role mayors and cities play is critical to combatting the impact of global climate change: “Cities are on the front line because federal and national and international organizations aren’t doing anything.”

In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg introduced PlaNYC, a collection of more than 127 initiatives that will strengthen the city’s economy, combat climate change and improve the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Some 80 percent of those initiatives have already been completed or are under way, the Mayor told the C40 News Team. 

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