Houston and Leipzig join Forces on Earth Day

Four persons in a zoom call

Houston and Leipzig Climate Action Zoom Call, © Consulate General Houston

23.04.2021 - Article

The online event 'Partners for the Future-Houston and Leipzig take Climate Action' hosted by Consul General Thomas Meister on Tuesday, April 20th, enjoyed international participation from both sides of the Atlantic.

The Event was a lively discussion of city leaders in their efforts to mitigate climate change, to initiate green action and meet sustainability goals.

Although Houston's and Leipzig's challenges are unique to their own cities' climate and demographics, the common denominator in achieving climate change was collective collaboration and partnership between all stakeholders...city governments, educational institutions and residents.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner© German Consulate Houston

As mayor of the 'Energy Capital of the World' and chair of Climate Mayors, Sylvester Turner spoke of an exciting time for climate action and said that “COP 26 will be important for the world and will highlight why global partnerships are so important to addressing this challenge.” He went on to say that “in this effort, Houston has a great friend and partner in Leipzig”.

As Leipzig Lord Mayor Burkhard Jung summed it up: “Think global, act local”! An encouraging message leading up to Earth Day on April 22nd.

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