Mayors Trying to Fight Climate Change at Local Level

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Environmental activists and supporters take part in a march for the climate on September 8, 2018 in Strasbourg, eastern France. (Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images)

Cities consume more than two-thirds of the world's energy and emit more than 70 percent of its carbon dioxide, according to C40 Cities, a global network of urban areas addressing climate change. As the Global Climate Action Summit gets underway in San Francisco, Forum speaks to four mayors attending the event about their plans to mitigate the effects of climate change and build more resilient cities.

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Guests:

Jackie Biskupski, mayor, Salt Lake City

Don Iveson, mayor of Edmonton, Canada

Sam Liccardo, mayor, City of San Jose

Patricia de Lille, mayor, Cape Town, South Africa

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