Nicosia mayor signs Declaration of EU capitals against climate change

Nicosia mayor signs Declaration of EU capitals against climate change

The Municipality of Nicosia is among the cities which signed the declaration of the European capitals and major cities to address the problem of climate change.

The declaration was signed in the framework of a meeting held in Paris 25 and 26 of March with the participation of mayors or representatives of European capital cities and other major cities of the EU. The Nicosia Municipality was represented by Deputy Mayor Eleni Loukaidou.

In the declaration it is stated that “we, the Mayors of European capitals and major Cities, who represent more than 60 million inhabitants and 2,000 billion euros in gross domestic product, state that combating climate change is a priority for our different Cities and the welfare of our citizens”.

The declaration was signed by the Mayor of Nicosia Constantinos Yiorkadjis, Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris; Michael Häupl, mayor of Vienna ; Yvan Mayeur, mayor of Brussels; Jordanka Fandakova, mayor of Sofia; Frank Jensen, mayor of Copenhagen; Jussi Pajunen, mayor of Helsinki ; Alain Juppé, mayor of Bordeaux ; Yiorgos Kaminis, mayor of Athens ; István Tarlós, mayor of Budapest; Christy Burke, mayor of Dublin; Giuliano Pisapia, mayor of Milan; Ignazio Marino, mayor of Rome; Artūras Zuokas, mayor of Vilnius; Antonio Costa, mayor of Lisbon; Sorin Oprescu, mayor of Bucarest; Boris Johnson, mayor of London; Zoran Janković, mayor of Ljubljana; Karin Wanngård, mayor of Stockholm; Sami Kanaan, mayor of Geneva; Ana María Botella Serrano, mayor of Madrid; Alexiei Dingli, mayor of Valletta; Dario Nardella, mayor of Florence; Edgar Savisaar, mayor of Tallinn; Gérard Collomb, mayor of Lyon; Roland Ries, mayor of Strasbourg.

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