Climate Leadership Group

May 14, 2020
Titus Alexander

C40 group connects 96 city leaders representing more than 750 million people. C40 was set up to take climate action to build #TheFutureWeWant .

They have published a “statement of principles” to put greater equality and climate resilience at the heart of the recovery after covid19: read more here https://www.c40.org/press_releases/global-mayors-covid-19-recovery-task-force

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