Mayor Suarez Joined by Delegation of American Mayors in Buenos Aires
Washington, D.C.— This week, U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Miami Mayor Francis Suarez spoke at the C40 World Mayors Summit in Buenos Aires, which brought together mayors from around the globe to share the innovative work cities are implementing as they address the climate crisis. Mayor Suarez was joined at the Summit by Austin Mayor Steve Adler; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti; Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego; Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell; Beverly (MA) Mayor Michael Cahill; Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava; Irvine Mayor Farrah N. Khan; and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, among others.
Mayor Suarez was invited to share remarks during the session “Cities as Hubs of Innovation: Sparking Collaborative Action to Achieve Net Zero.” He spoke about the need for greater innovation and how he is working with the Miami tech business community to support the city’s climate action plan. He was joined by Daniel Quintero, Mayor of Medellin, Columbia; Mariana Freire, Director of Technology, Microsoft Latinoamerica; and Sarah Dimson-Tararuj, Head of Programs and Partnerships, The Climate Pledge, Amazon. The discussion was moderated by Nicola Yates, CEO, Connected Places Catapult.
Mayor Suarez also shared remarks during the Summit’s Opening Plenary session where he highlighted the resilience work Miami is doing and the impact it is having on public health. Additionally, he participated in a panel discussion entitled “Climate Justice Through Fair Consumption.”
“This summit makes clear that the solution to global change begins within our own cities,” said Mayor Suarez. “Mayors have long been innovators and continue to be a driving force for global solutions that make cities more energy efficient and resilient. I’m so proud that we were able to bring American mayors to be among leaders from across the world. Our collective commitment to this fight is stronger than ever. This gathering has given us an extraordinary opportunity to learn from each other and served as a reminder that our action at home is crucial to a larger global approach.”