At the end of the Zero Carbon Forum held at the Town Hall on December 10 and 11, 2020, the mayors of major international cities signed the Paris Declaration. This document reiterates the cities’ desire to take concrete action to limit global warming to 1.5 ° C and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 at the latest.
On December 12, 2015, the Paris Agreement committed the signatory states to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. Since then, although progress has been made, the fight against global warming has become more urgent every day. The cities wished to reiterate their commitment, alongside the States, to achieve the ambitious objectives set by the Paris Agreement.
Among the commitments made by the signatory cities are the desire to:
All the resolutions can be found in the Paris Declaration.
Present physically or online during the Zero Carbon Forum, many mayors have already signed the declaration. This is the case of Eric Garcetti, mayor of The Angels (United States), Raymond Johanssen, mayor ofOslo (Norway), Valérie Plante, mayor of Montréal (Canada), Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London (England) or Gentiny Ngobila Mbaka, governor of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo). The names of the signatories are listed at the end of the declaration, available below, and will be updated regularly.