The Summit of European capitals and big cities for climate action was held in Paris on 26th March 2015, at the invitation of the Mayor of Paris, Mrs Anne Hidalgo, in presence of Mr. François HOLLANDE, President of the Republic of France, Mr. Laurent FABIUS, French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development and Mr. Miguel Arias CAÑETE, European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy.
The goal of this meeting was to discuss the engagement of European cities in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and identify practical proposals to tackle this problem, few months before the next Climate Change Summit (COP 21) which will take place in Paris in November and December 2015. A declaration was adopted by the Mayors during the meeting and a tribune was released to the European press, after having been published in the French daily newspaper Le Monde.
Mrs Eleni Loucaidou, Deputy Mayor of Nicosia, represented the capital-city of Cyprus to this event. The Mayor of Nicosia, Mr. Constantinos Yiorkajis also co-signed the tribune published in the European press.
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