Saturday, 20 July 2024
Mayor Altay Discusses Global Challenges at Dubai Event

Mayor Altay Discusses Global Challenges at Dubai Event

The President of UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) and the Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality, Uğur Ibrahim Altay, attended the United Nations Climate Change Conference with world leaders and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.



Altay, who serves as the President of the United Cities and Local Governments World Organization, actively participated in the Local Climate Action Summit held within the framework of COP28 in Dubai. Mayor Altay shared his views on the destructive effects of global climate change on cities and the necessary measures to combat this issue.



Mayor Altay emphasized that the UCLG family is an active stakeholder in global issues, stating, "We are doing our best to make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. The international representation and leadership of UCLG in cities are paving the way for hopeful steps for the future of humanity."



Furthermore, Mayor Altay's participation in the Local Climate Action Summit organized within the scope of the UN Climate Change Conference highlighted the role of local governments on a global scale.



Mayor Altay emphasized the significant role of cities on the global stage, stating, "As the UCLG family, we have proven to be effective stakeholders in global issues. Particularly in light of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG-11) concerning sustainable urban development, we are doing our best to make cities more inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. UCLG's representation and leadership in cities on the international stage are paving the way for hopeful steps for the future of humanity."



Mayor Altay drew attention to a significant challenge they face despite all efforts, stating, "This challenge is the loss and damage caused by climate change. This difficulty, arising as a consequence of unsustainable development models and the inequities and other adverse effects, indicates our gathering at COP 28 to address the important issue of loss and damage concepts."