Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, has signed the Chicago Climate Charter with which 70 cities worldwide, including Los Angeles, Mexico City, Paris, Tokyo, Toronto and Zurich have committed themselves to meeting their national climate protection targets and the requirements of the Paris climate protection agreement. These include reducing CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.
Hand in hand for climate protection
“Decisive action in the world’s major cities is more important for practical climate protection than declarations by individual national governments, whose ability to reach consensus is increasingly being put to the test,” said Tschentscher. Hamburg will implement its targets for climate-friendly energy supply and the reduction of CO2 emissions.
The invitation to join the Chicago Climate Charter was issued during a meeting between Tschentscher and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago in early June. The initiative by Hamburg’s twin city Chicago, comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement.