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26 March 2015 – Leaders of European cities make pledge to tackle climate change

This Thursday, 26 March, about thirty mayors from European capitals and big cities gathered in Paris, which is to host the COP21 in December. Amongst the participating cities were some members of Energy Cities and Covenant of Mayors signatories.

On this occasion, a declaration was adopted to highlight cities’ commitment to joint public procurement. The orders relate to the fields where cities have an important buying power and where carbon impact is significant : transport (hybrid and electric vehicles for municipal fleets, natural-gas powered or electric dump trucks), energy (renewable sources), buildings, etc.

See the Declaration (in French)