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2013 Nantes World Mayors Summit on Climate Change


The GEF CEO and Chairperson, Dr. Naoko Ishii, will host a Special Forum at the General Assembly of the World Mayors Council on Climate Change, "New Directions for Financing Sustainable Cities", on 28 September, 2013, in Nantes, France.

This Special Forum, organized in cooperation with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, is a dialogue with city mayors and key stakeholders on how working with and through cities may present synergy opportunities to address global environmental issues and local concerns together.

The forum will provide an opportunity to share perspectives and explore possible venues for cooperation with the GEF. Mayors and local leaders will engage in discussion on various issues of common interest, including barriers and opportunities to address urbanization and global environmental concerns such as climate change and natural resource management, and the role of innovative partnerships.

The Special Forum with the GEF CEO will be held in conjunction with the World Mayors Summit on Climate Change, which is aimed at enabling leaders of cities and other sub-national governments to demonstrate commitment and leadership on local climate action. Dr. Ishii will also be providing a keynote address at the Summit. 

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