What if Cities Led the Fight Against Climate Change?

By Samuel Roumeau, OuiShare

Nations States have failed to tackle climate change. Then, what if a network of cities paved the way to a more sustainable world. Mark Watts is Executive Director of C40, a network of 91 of the world’s major cities, committed to bold action on climate change. Here is his perspective on this global issue. WHILE DONALD TRUMP IS MOVING THE US OUT OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT, WHAT SHOULD BE THE ROLE OF CITIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE ? Mark Watts: The decision by President Trump to withdraw the USA – the world’s biggest per capita polluter – from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is undoubtedly a set-back to a unified global response to climate change. However, the response by US cities, along with states, businesses and citizens has been truly inspiring. More than 300 American “Climate Mayors” have committed to “adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals.”...