San Francisco, CA — UN World Environmental Day Unites Mayors Against Global Warming and Other Issues
This year's United Nations World Environmental Day Conference is historic:
For being the first ever held in North America,
For uniting mayors from across the country and around the world, and
For addressing the critically important issue of global warming.
The world's cities are responsible for vast amounts of the carbon dioxide pollution that causes global warming. To fight this dangerous trend, 157 American mayors, led by Seattle's visionary Greg Nickels, have signed the US Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, their own Kyoto Protocol that commits to combating global warming.
At the UN World Environmental Day Conference, experts will introduce creative solutions for building cleaner, more environmentally friendly cities, including ideas for increasing green space, and discussions on building better and more efficient urban mass transit.
California's Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger addressed the conference and unveiled a major policy initiative on global warming for the state of California, and today announced his participation in the Stop Global Warming Virtual March on Washington. San Francisco's Mayor Gavin Newsom hosted the conference and also addressed the delegates and announced he too is marching to stop global warming.