Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says that cities have a responsibility when it comes to climate change. He made the remarks while opening the 3rd Energy Efficiency Symposium organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce Inc., California Branch at the UCLA Institute of the Environment in Los Angeles.
Villaraigosa recognized that Los Angeles may not have been known for addressing climate change in the past but says the city needs to take the lead now. More than 120 guests attended the symposium to learn about advances in the fields of green building and energy efficiency on both sides of the Atlantic.
‘Cities have a local responsibility in climate change, and we need to utilize our imagination to implement local actions with global results,’ Villaraigosa said.
The German delegation companies participated in numerous business matchmaking meetings to learn more about the U.S. market and meet with potential partners before returning to Germany at the end of the week.
The 3rd Energy Efficiency Symposium is part of the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative supported by Germany's Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
SOURCE: German American Chamber of Commerce Inc., California Branch