Some of the world’s most powerful and influential people are expected to convene in New York City this week to discuss how to combat climate change.
Several politicans from both municipal and federal levels are expected to attend, including Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York; Ken Livingstone, the mayor of London; Bill Clinton; and Oh Se-hoon, the mayor of Seoul.
The scope also goes beyond politicians with George David, Chairman & CEO of United Technologies; Klaus Kleinfeld, President & CEO of Siemens; Alain Belda, Chairman & CEO of Alcoa, and Charles Prince, Chairman & CEO of Citigroup planning to be in attendance.
Michael Bloomberg and Bill Clinton will be the keynote speakers. The agenda of the summit is to discuss what role cities — which consume over 3/4 of the world’s energy — can play in reducing global warming and becoming greener cities.
All the details for the event can be found at Large Cities Climate Summit 2007.
Additionally, the Empire State Building will be lit with a green tinge tonight to honor this event.