International mayors and city leaders shared their strategies for achieving net zero in a meeting convened by GM mayor and LEP board member Andy Burnham.

Global city leaders came together on the fringes of COP26 in November to discuss how they’re taking action to tackle the climate crisis, and to call on national governments for support to meet their ambitions.

The event was captured in a video.

‘From Industrial Cities to a Green Urban Revolution’, a panel discussion jointly hosted by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and Glasgow City Council Leader Cllr Susan Aitken, was held at the Glasgow City Chambers on the penultimate day of COP26.

City leaders from the UK, US, Australia, France, Spain and Finland spoke about how they are helping their nations to reach their carbon reduction targets by leading climate action and innovation. They also highlighted some of the pioneering actions taking place in their cities to accelerate decarbonisation and deliver on net zero ambitions.

Mayors and city leaders used the event to call on national governments around the world to work more closely with cities and local administrations to support innovation and drive change.

The panel discussion was chaired by David Miller of the C40 Cities group, a coalition of mayors taking action to confront the climate crisis, and supported by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI).