by Nic Esposito
(Nic Esposito, the City’s Zero Waste and Litter Director, is reporting from from the Climate 40 (C40) Cities World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.)
Today is the final day of the C40 World Mayors Summit and I’ll be returning home tomorrow filled with optimism. As Al Gore asked when he revved everyone up at Thursday’s Keynote, “Will we do what’s right to address the climate crisis?” He reiterated that the science is clear and there is no choice but to act.
The plenary sessions yesterday and today were a treasure trove of ideas and creativity so I wanted to use my final blog to share some ideas and inspiration that I gleaned from the sessions.
Through my work with the C40 Waste 2 Resources Network I have already been collaborating with Tel Aviv’s staff in the waste management sector. So I was interested to hear remarks from the city’s mayor, Ron Huldai. He said that a major influence on his sustainability policy was his childhood spent on a kibbutz and that he wanted to use the kibbutz principles of resilience, collectivism and reverence for nature as policy drivers for his city.Read More