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Mayor Plante Is Going Back To The UN To Represent Montreal & Fight For Climate Action

She'll take part virtually.
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Mayor Plante Is Going Back To The UN To Represent Montreal & Fight For Climate Action

Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante is returning (virtually) to the United Nations Biodiversity Summit for the second year in a row. The mayor will take part as "a representative of the world's cities and as ICLEI's Ambassador for Local Biodiversity." 

"Our fight against COVID-19 continues, but we cannot ignore the climate emergency," the mayor said in a social media post.

"The summer that is coming to an end has been the hottest in history and the impacts of the unprecedented forest fires on the West Coast are visible even in the skies over Montreal." 

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We have a collective responsibility to act and all levels of government must act now.

Mayor Valérie Plante

Last year, the mayor's promise to reduce carbon emissions in Montreal by 55% by 2030 made huge waves. 

2019 was a big year for climate action in Montreal. A climate strike led by Greta Thunberg was one of the biggest demonstrations in the city's history.

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