100 mayors adopt ‘Seoul Declaration’ on climate change

City leaders commit to rhetorically ambitious but vague set of principles targeting a cleaner, low carbon urban centres

Mayors from the US, China and Europe pledged today to cut urban greenhouse gas emissions and promote biodiversity by the of the decade.

The 7-point Seoul Declaration – agreed at the ICLEI World Congress – a meeting to promote sustainable cities, commits signatories to “innovative and transformative sustainable urban development”.

Megan Darby, who’s reporting from the meeting for RTCC, asked ICLEI secretary general Gino van Begin about the significance of this document.

Megan Darby’s travel to Seoul and accommodation was paid for by ICLEI

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