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Mayor Bowser Joins State Department-Bloomberg Partnership, Urges Climate Action

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Our Cities, Our Climate, Led by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. State Department, Will Convene International Mayors Committed to Innovative Climate Change Action

(Washington, DC)  – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that her Administration will participate in an historic international partnership of leaders committed to addressing climate change and its dangerous impacts. Mayor Bowser also announced that Washington, DC will host mayors and city sustainability directors as part of the Our Cities, Our Climate international mayoral exchange convened by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg.

“Climate change affects us all, and mayors are developing innovative solutions that address this growing global challenge” said Mayor Bowser. “The District of Columbia is leading the way on sustainability and green energy, and we are proud to host mayors from around the world for OC2. I applaud my fellow mayors for their leadership, and I thank Secretary John Kerry and Mike Bloomberg for convening these discussions”

Our Cities, Our Climate – or OC2 – is a Bloomberg Philanthropies and US Department of State partnership that convenes an international conversation for mayors around the world. The exchange will bring together international city sustainability officials, US officials, and US organizations to share best practices, discuss solutions, and ultimately accelerate the progress the world’s cities are making to address this global challenge.

"The District of Columbia is on the cutting edge of the climate fight, and other cities around the world can learn from what is happening in DC,” said Michael Bloomberg. “I'm honored to work with Mayor Bowser through Our Cities, Our Climate - an initiative supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies - to convene the leading minds from cities around the world, so that successful strategies can spread globally."
 
A one-page summary of the OC2 international exchange can be found here.

About Our Cities; Our Climate
The Our Cities, Our Climate (OC2) partnership between Bloomberg Philanthropies and the US. Department of State is an international exchange program bringing together mayors from cities around the world committed to addressing climate change and preventing its harmful effects.

This exchange will allow for the leading voices in the fight against climate change to share best practices, discuss solutions, and ultimately accelerate the progress the world’s cities are making to address this global challenge.