Together, they represent a total of 600 million people.
Point of view
"We did not come to Paris to make history, we came to shape the future"
700 mayors from cities around the world have gathered at the UN climate conference in Paris to discuss local solutions to the global challenge of climate change.
Mayors stand together to face the toughest challenges of the 21st century— C40 Cities (@c40cities) 4 Décembre 2015
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Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg says they are making history:
“This group is leading by example and, as the largest-ever meeting of mayors and local leaders on climate change and the first-ever local summit to coincide with international negotiations on climate, we are making history right here today. But we did not come to Paris to make history, we came to shape the future.”
Behind the scenes
Delegates are working hard on a draft deal to be presented on Saturday. Senior negotiators will use this as a basis to produce a final version next week.
#Fossilfuels subsidies are irrational & inefficient. –
tim_e_gore</a>: <a href="https://t.co/Q7rOdpqoz3">https://t.co/Q7rOdpqoz3</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COP21?src=hash">#COP21</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ff6zjoVmVp">pic.twitter.com/Ff6zjoVmVp</a></p>— Oxfam International (Oxfam) December 4, 2015
Money is said to be the biggest obstacle – how to come up with the billions developing nations need to make the switch from fossil fuels.