The Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mohammed Adjei Sowah has been elected, along with the Mayors of several other cities, to be Vice-Chairs of the C40 Cities.
The others elected Vice-Chairs of C40 Cities are the mayors of Dhaka South, Bangladesh; Medellín, Colombia; Nanjing, China; and Quito, Ecuador.
Their election gives the cities a seat on the C40 Steering Committee, which provides strategic direction for the global network of 96 cities committed to take bold climate action and clean the air we breathe.
"Representing over 700 million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are getting the job done, delivering concretely on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement", a publication by C40 said.
It said "Mayors serving as Vice-Chairs on the C40 Steering Committee represent the geographically diverse members of the global network. Mayors of Accra, Dhaka South, Medellin, Nanjing and Quito, join Mayors of Boston, USA; Copenhagen, Denmark; Dubai, UAE; Durban, South Africa; Hong Kong, China; London, UK; Los Angeles, USA; Milan, Italy; Paris, France; Seoul, South Korea; and Tokyo, Japan to make up the sixteen member C40 Steering Committee.
“On behalf of all C40 mayors, it is my great pleasure to welcome Mayor Sowah, Mayor Khokon, Mayor Gutiérrez, Mayor Lan Shaomin, and Mayor Rodas as our newest C40 Vice-Chairs, said Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40.
“Each of the great cities of Accra, Dhaka, Medellin, Nanjing and Quito have shown incredible leadership in shaping the future, inspiring neighbouring cities and mayors right around the world. I look forward to working with my fellow mayors as we think local and act global in implementing the Paris Agreement at the local level.”
About C40 Cities
C40 Cities connects 96 of the world’s greatest cities to take bold climate action, leading the way towards a healthier and more sustainable future. Representing 700+ million citizens and one quarter of the global economy, mayors of the C40 cities are committed to delivering on the most ambitious goals of the Paris Agreement at the local level, as well as to cleaning the air we breathe. The current chair of C40 is Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo; and three-term Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. C40’s work is made possible by our three strategic funders: Bloomberg Philanthropies, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Realdania.