Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement at the municipality building in Saraçhane. The IMM building was illuminated with green lights in the event, which was held jointly with C40 cities. Istanbul took its place in the global support for the Paris Agreement.
Including Istanbul; A total of 17 cities around the world, including Paris, New York and Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona and Seoul, illuminate their landmarks tonight in green; It will participate in the event organized by the C40 Climate Leadership Group, which consists of 40 mega cities of the world.
The event aims to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement, which was signed in 2015 to combat climate change and was adopted by 195 countries. By attending the event organized by C40, IMM reiterated its support for the Paris Agreement as Istanbul.
FIRST EVENT IN 2017
After US President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement in 2017, more than 50 cities around the world illuminated their symbolic structures in green to confirm their support for the agreement.
C40 Big Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40 Cities) is a network of world cities in London in October 2005 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions against climate change. The purpose of this formation is to bring together leading cities that work on climate. The C40 aims to support cities that establish meaningful, measurable and sustainable policies for effective collaboration, information sharing and climate change. The C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group has brought together more than 90 cities in the last decade, and thanks to these cities, it has the right to represent a population of 700 million. C40 Cities have 11 city members from Africa, 31 from Asia, 19 from Europe including Istanbul, 27 from America and 3 from Oceania.