Boston mayor heading to China for climate change summit
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is heading to China this week to talk about the challenge that climate change poses to urban areas.
The Democrat will join a delegation that includes officials from 20 U.S. municipalities taking part in a low-carbon cities summit in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Walsh says Boston has made significant progress, but is always looking for other ways to better prepare for and adapt to the consequences of climate change.
The summit is billed as an opportunity for officials to exchange best practices between U.S. and Chinese cities. More than 40 Chinese cities are expected to attend.
The summit is organized by the United States and China in part to promote the U.S.-China Joint Announcement on Climate Change made by the countries’ leaders in 2014.