Columbia Mayor Daniel Rickenmann will participate in a historic Local Climate Action Summit alongside local leaders to showcase Columbia’s leadership in fighting climate crisis.
Rickenmann plans to participate in COP28, the annual global climate conference hosted by the United Nations that is taking place in Dubai through Dec. 12, according to a news release. COP28 brings world leaders together to engage in crucial negotiations and commitments concerning the climate crisis, and Mayor Rickenmann will be there to represent local solutions and elevate the voice of Columbia.
While in Dubai, Rickenmann will take part in the COP28 Local Climate Action Summit, where world leaders will convene to discuss climate change, the release stated. Rickenmann’s involvement offers a unique opportunity to connect with fellow climate leaders to align, share, and advance climate action plans.
Given the pivotal role local governments play in fighting the climate crisis, COP28 and the Local Climate Action Summit provide an invaluable platform for national and world leaders to directly engage and learn about Columbia’s comprehensive climate plan, progress and ongoing projects, the release stated. This paves the way for transformative, collective ambition and action on a global scale.
The COP28 Local Climate Action Summit will bring together subnational climate leaders – including mayors, governors, businesses, non-government organizations, and more – and recognizes the critical role local leaders play in reducing emissions, addressing climate impacts, and supercharging efforts from the ground-up to move further and faster on climate progress, according to the release. Hosted by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the UAE COP28 Presidency, the summit will bring climate leaders together across four core themes: