New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The Capital will play host to the World Mayors Conference in April next year, aimed at deliberating upon and highlighting the extreme danger faced by people across the globe from spectre of climate change.
Mayors from nearly 800 cities across the world, scientists, lawmakers as well as people from common walks of life will discuss at the three-day conference, being jointly organised by the Asian Council of Mayors and the All India Council for Mayors from April 26, ways to tackle challenges posed by Global warming to the very existence of humanity.
Addressing a press conference here, chairperson of the Asian Council of Mayors Manorama Dobriyal Sharma said,''The whole Earth is facing extreme danger of climate change and we the Mayors from all over the world will discuss and deliberate under the aegis of the Asian Council of Mayors the challenge of extinction of Humanity.'' ''The World Mayors conference is no ordinary conference where delegates come and pen their thoughts and ideas regarding a particular topic, but to evolve the fastest and the best way possible to save the planet and solve various issues of the urban world in a concrete and comprehensive manner,''Ms Sharma said.
The ACM Chairperson said that last year, the All India Council for Mayors organised the first Asian Mayors Conference at Dehra Dun which was inaugurated by the Sri Lankan President and participated by the mayors, experts and representatives of various government agencies of Asian countries.
''We consider globalisation as an irreversible force that will manifest itself primarily in the cities; and while it shall bring advantages of economy and efficiency, it would also raise issues of equity and social justice that countries and cities shall have to contend with,'' Ms Sharma said.
Also present on the occasion to lend support to the conference were Member of Parliament A H Khan Choudhury, senior vice president of AICM Sunil Sood and director general of All India Radio M K Mukhopadhyay.