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Sheila Dikshit to attend climate change meet

Dikshit is slated to participate in the discussion on how the leaders can promote the idea of combating global warming in cities.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, New York
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2007 10:26 AM IST

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will be among dozens of leaders from the world's largest cities and Chief Executive Officers of leading international corporations who will attend a two-day meeting in New York to discuss joint efforts needed to combat global warming while ensuring economic benefits for their people.

Among the panel discussions, Dikshit is slated to participate is on how the leaders can promote the idea of combating global warming in cities which are responsible for three-quarters of energy consumption.

The discussion will revolve round what the leaders need to do to play a critical role in containing greenhouse gases.

The meet, C40 Large Cities Climate Summit, will bring together mayors who are dedicated to reducing carbon emission and developing infrastructure that encourages more efficient use of energy.

C40 is a group of the world's largest cities committed to tackling climate change. The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) is working with members of the C40 to develop and implement a range of programmes that will quickly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Thirty-two mayors plan to personally participate in the summit, and delegations from a total of 46 cities from six continents are scheduled to attend.

This includes the world's largest cities, as well as some smaller cities that are at the forefront of innovative efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.

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