On 21 April 2021, more than twenty mayors and city leaders representing 19 countries from around the world met online to discuss the urgent issue of climate-forced displacement.

You can watch the keynote speech by António Vitorino, Director General of International Organization for Migration (IOM) above.

They debated how to move forward both in their own communities to protect their citizens from the threats of climate change, and together as a governance body to build up a coalition of mayors and communities to have a global impact. City networks and international organisations joined the debate.

The event was part of Climate cities: uniting mayors for local Solutions to global climate challenges organised by the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM) in partnership with the British Council. 

You can read more about the event on the Global Parliament of Mayors website.

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