On June 19, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov signed Call to Action for Low Carbon and More Inclusive Culture. The initiative was founded by the mayor of the sister city of Lille in France, Martine Aubry.

According to the Department of International Cooperation, the initiative’s official presentation took place in Brussels, Belgium, as part of the XX Urban Summit during the Association of Cities Eurocities meeting, in which Kharkiv also participates.

The document’s purpose is to contribute to the fight at the municipal level to mitigate the consequences of global warming, adapt to climate change, and increase the inclusiveness of society. This collective idea can prompt the actions of the institution of the European Commission when it implements the relevant programs.

The department noted that the project was supported by 31 cities in Italy, France, Portugal, Germany, Great Britain, Scotland, Slovenia, Estonia, Austria, and Bulgaria. Ten more cities have expressed their willingness to join the call shortly.

Kharkiv joined the Call to Action for Low Carbon and More Inclusive Culture initiative / Photo: Kharkiv City Council

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