Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signs climate-change pact at Mexico City summit
Hoping to place cities at the forefront of global climate-change policy efforts, leaders of more than 100 urban centers, including L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, pledged on Sunday in Mexico City to commit their governments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The so-called Mexico City Pact is a precursor to climate-change talks with world governments opening next week in the Mexican resort city of Cancun. Countries will attempt once more to come up with a binding treaty to rein in global warming after the failure to do so at United Nations talks in Denmark last year.
Read more at La Plaza: "World mayors sign climate-change pact in Mexico City."
-- Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City
Photo: Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, center, Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe, at left, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the event Nov. 21, 2010. Credit: World Mayors Summit on Climate Change