Cities lead on climate action, GLSLCI partners with Compact of Mayors

The Cities Initiative is excited to partner with the Compact of Mayors, an organization created by Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City, who serves as a Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change for the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Compact demonstrates local government leadership in addressing greenhouse gas emissions in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence region and around the world. Eleven Cities Initiative members have already committed to the Compact of Mayors, and in addition, as part of this partnership, Executive Director David Ullrich and Board Chair Mitch Twolan, Mayor of Huron-Kinloss, ON, will participate on behalf of the Cities Initiative in events for local leaders that will precede the COP21 meetings in Paris this December. Member Mayors George Heartwell (Grand Rapids, MI) and Rahm Emanuel (Chicago, IL) will also be in attendance.

Click here to learn more about the Compact of Mayors.

Click here to learn about climate change in the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Region. 

Cities Initiative Members that have committed to the Compact of Mayors:

  • Montreal, QC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Hamilton, ON
  • Windsor, ON
  • Ashland, WI
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Racine, WI
  • Evanston, IL
  • Chicago, IL
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Rochester, NY
  • Thunder Bay, ON
  • Chatham-Kent, ON
  • Durham Region, ON
  • St. Catharines, ON
  • South Haven, MI
  • Muskegon, MI
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Sorel-Tracy, QC
  • Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC