Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been named UN envoy on Cities and Climate Change to assist Ban Ki-moon, general-secretary to the UN in motivating world leaders to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in large cities.
Bloomberg said: “Mayors don’t have time to debate politics, they have to deliver results, and mayors around the world increasingly recognize the threats climate change poses to our cities. Cities account today for 70 percent of the world’s carbon emission and more than three-quarters of the world’s energy use, and so the action that they take today to confront climate change really will have a global impact.”
Bloomberg is the president of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (CCLG) which is comprised of 63 mayors from 40 major cities across the world collaboratively who have decided to alter the landscape of their cities to reflect answers to global warming by implementing Agenda 21 incrementally.
The C40 has expanded to 58 cities that use UN Agenda 21 regulations to monitor global populations, decrease CO2 emissions and affect the global gross domestic product (GDP). Being major cities, they have a tremendous influence over setting the standard for a “low carbon economy”.
In a case study produced by C40, the outline for 4,734 procedures currently in action are explained which gives credence to local leaders becoming a collective for the alarmists and eco-fascists.
C40 seeks to control cities because they “consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global CO2 emissions.”
Being influential, the example that can be set in urbanized areas will eventually trickle into rural areas; with the eventuality of returning those areas to their natural state and moving massive populations into megaregions.
The C40 released a report entitled “Climate Action in Megacities Survey” (CAMS) that chronicles the actions of participating mayors who have implemented bike-sharing programs, restructure roads for bikeways, control resident’s use of outdoor lighting, develop mass-transit systems to replace use of personal vehicles.
The theme of the 2014 C40 Summit reflects issues such as:
• Adaptable and Resilient Cities
• Building Liveable Cities
• Socio-Economic Development of emerging megacities