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.
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.