The city of Hamburg, host of this week’s G20 summit, has joined the international network Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, according to a press release. “Cities and communities are key to reaching international climate targets. Especially after the United States’ decision to leave the Paris Climate Agreement, networks and cooperation are more important than ever,” said the city’s environment senator Jens Kerstan. Hamburg’s accession was a signal and showed the clear commitment to the Paris accord days before the summit.
Find the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW dossiers G20 2017 - Climate and energy at the Hamburg summit and Cities, municipalities, and the Energiewende.