The CCI-Large Cities partnership is initially targeting 22 of the largest cities in the world - Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Caracas, Chicago, Delhi, Dhaka, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Lon-don, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Toronto, and Warsaw. Many of these cities will be visited by ASHRAE leaders as part of the initiative later this calendar year. The partnership anticipates that many more cities will join over the next four to six months.
The initiative was launched at a news conference in Los Angeles, where Clinton was joined by London Mayor Ken Livingstone, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. British Prime Minister Tony Blair also attended to show support for the initiative. ASHRAE President Terry Townsend, P.E., was in attendance.
The CCI will assist the large cities in the group in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing energy efficiency. To enable partner cities to do so, CCI will:
Publication date: 09/04/2006