- A conversation with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg Wednesday 17 September at 10:00.
- Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development
A week before world leaders gather at the UN Climate Summit in New York, the United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate change, Michael R. Bloomberg, will take part in a public discussion with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on how cities can be empowered to take the lead in combatting climate change.
Cities are a crucial part of efforts to slow climate change as they produce over two thirds of the world’s CO2 emissions and the share of the global population living in them is set to rise to 70% by 2050 from over 50% today.
The discussion, which will be moderated by Bloomberg Television anchor Francine Lacqua, will take place at the OECD Conference Centre at 2, rue André Pascal, 75016 Paris. Journalists are welcome to attend and, for cameras, there will be an opportunity to take photos.
To register, please respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, media and press card number. Please note that media should allow extra time for entering the OECD premises due to heightened security measures and that all attendees should be seated by 9:45.
For further information, please contact Catherine Bremer in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 45 24 80 97).
Read about the OECD’s work on climate change: http://www.oecd.org/environment/cc/.