Some 60 Cities to Sign Climate Pact

Some 60 cities from across the globe will this weekend sign a voluntary pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Mexico City authorities said Tuesday.

“For the first time we’ll sign a deal to establish targets to reduce emissions in the atmosphere, which the most important countries in the world have refused to do,” said Mexico City mayor Marcelo Ebrard.

Some sixty mayors will sign a document to be presented to a UN worldwide climate conference in the Mexican beach resort of Cancun from November 29 to December 10, said city environment secretary Martha Delgado.

Paris, Seoul, Dakar, Montreal, Porto Alegre and Stuttgart would be among those taking part in the pact, officials said.

Mexico City will host a world summit of local and regional leaders, including more than 1,000 participants from 90 countries, from Thursday to Saturday, ahead of a world climate summit of mayors on Sunday.

The climate accord, set to be signed on Sunday, will appear in a public register and on the Internet, Ebrard said.

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