A global conference for climate leaders from the world’s major cities is expected to be held in Sydney next year.
The City of Sydney has won a bid to host the global Women4Climate Conference, which will be held over three days in April 2020, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The event is expected to include a diverse range of conversations with global mayors of major cities, business leaders and visionaries about how women can and already are leading the way as climate leaders. It’s organised by the C40 group, a network of the world’s mega cities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports collaboration between global cities and aims to drive measurable action on climate change.
The initiative was founded by Paris mayor and C40 chair Anne Hidalgo in 2016, with the aim of enhancing women’s participation in global climate discussions and leadership. This year’s conference will be held in Paris later this month, on February 21st.
The Women4Climate conference is also expected to help empower young female leaders to act on climate change, focusing on building support networks and the importance of research.
Save the date 🗓for our 3rd annual #Women4Climate conference! Join us at beautiful Paris City Hall on Feb. 21 for a day of conversation with global mayors, business leaders, and visionaries about how women can lead the way to a brighter future. https://t.co/yvhAcU82PI pic.twitter.com/cxVSSJiqGt
— C40 Cities (@c40cities) January 22, 2019
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Lord Mayor Clover Moore’s Independent Team will push to use its majority in the Sydney Council to endorse the Women4Climate conference being held in Sydney next year, when it votes on the city’s budget February 11.