Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announces Global Green New Deal at C40 Cities Summit
The mayors of 94 cities world wide are in support of The Global Green New Deal. This means that there is a call for a consequential action to make harmful global resources like fossil fuels go away, and instead advocate for a healthier planet. That being said, “Cities are where the climate battle will largely be won or lost,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. It is up to the people to choose wisely who they are supporting when it comes to the mayors running the cities. In order to solve the problems that we are facing such as, emissions and global warming, we need to start small and build off from there.
All in all, it is great news that mayors from the C40 summit are advocating for the Global Green New Deal. This means the world’s leading cities are taking action for a more sustainable approach for our well being. It opens doors for climate change activists. As a business that is willing to fight for a better world in which we can provide a healthier future for future generations, we are excited to join this commitment. Along with city mayors who are leading the change, making great strides in sustainability could not have been done without the action of the youth, research by climate experts, and innovation by business leaders. Popular opinion is finally coming to terms with the idea that what we are dealing with is serious. Earth is our only home, and we have to ensure its successful future for the people and biodiversity of our planet.
“When it comes to climate action, no one is doing more than cities, but no one is doing enough,” said Mayor Garcetti. The mayor’s statement is a call for justice and a call for a Global Green New Deal. As humans, we need to understand that this planet we live in doesn’t need us, we need it. Therefore, in order to enjoy the beauty in this world, we need to look for ways to nurture it and sustain it. The more support we give to sustainability-minded businesses, the quicker we can transition the global economic system into one that is circular and just for people and planet.
Victoria is a member of CFLA's Fall 2019 Intern Team and is studying fashion design and sustainability at Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.