The Lord Mayor of Dublin Alison Gilliland would like to announce that she will sign an agreement in Belfast with the Mayors of Belfast, Liverpool City and Greater Manchester establishing a new cooperative partnership with the cities.
The partnership will develop practical approaches to accelerate the delivery of net-zero commitments in each of the 4 cities and city regions.
The Lord Mayor said, “climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing our nations and our planet. That is why we have developed ambitious climate agendas to become more equitable, fairer, prosperous and greener cities. Each of us are committed to the protection of our people and our economies and we are firmly of the view that working together will give us the best chance of realising the benefits of transitioning to a low carbon economy.”
The 4 partner cities have each committed working north, south, east and west to:
• Share best practices, knowledge and experience.
• Connect organisations and facilitating R&D, business and investment collaborations.
• Co-ordinate joint participation at events (including the Net Zero Summit in June 2022, the Green Summit in October 2022 and Dublin’s Climate Action Week 2022) and host, where appropriate, incoming delegations.
Between them, the 4 cities and city regions have a collective population of over 5 million.
As well as signing the agreement, the 4 Mayors will also meet with businesses and public sector figures in the Belfast area who are active on the Net Zero journey.