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July 8, 2023

Ahmedabad hosts Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit.

— Over 400 delegates attend the Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit in Gandhinagar Ahmedabad.

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Ahmedabad, July 07, 2023 — Bhupendrabhai Patel, Chief Minister of Gujarat, launched the Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit in Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, with more than 400 delegates in attendance.

Bhupendrabhai opened the event by highlighting the state’s rich history of urbanization and the forward-looking initiatives to promote green development.

Ahmedabad, chairing the sixth U20 cycle, brought together over 140 foreign city leaders and more than 70 national and international mayors to address challenges in achieving sustainable urban development. Manoj Joshi, Secretary of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, emphasized the need for building capacities and adequate finances to deal with the impact of climate change.

The Mayor of Ahmedabad, Kiritkumar Parmar, stressed the need for an action-oriented agenda to ensure sustainable and equitable urban development.

Leading executives from the global convenors of U20, UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments), and C40 Cities also addressed the Summit. Ms. Emilia Saiz Carrancedo, Secretary General of UCLG, said that U20 deliberations give hope to cities, national governments, and G20. “U20 is not only a summit; it is a process that leads to transformation”, she said. Dr. Kevin Austin, Deputy Executive Director of C40 Cities, complemented the actions taken by Indian cities for climate and clean air and stressed that the world cannot solve the climate crisis without cities’ proactive participation.

The Ahmedabad Climate Action Plan was launched during the Summit, aimed at achieving net-zero emissions by 2070 and addressing challenges such as rising urban heat, flooding, and natural resource scarcity.

The Summit also saw the participation of over one hundred Indian delegates from more than thirty cities.

Source: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India

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