Len explains why he can fix climate change

Members of the Flat Earth Society may still claim climate change doesn’t exist. Some people may also claim cities have no role in battling climate change. Neither is further from the truth. That’s why cities as well as nation states have been invited to participate in the world climate change conference being held in Paris next month.

That’s why more than 200 mayors from around the world have been invited to attend. That’s why the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Cities and Climate Change asked me to participate as the leader of one of the world’s most liveable cities, speaking at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders and sessions on Sustainable Public Procurement.

And that’s why as mayor of New Zealand’s biggest city I am part of the official New Zealand Government delegation.

I am looking forward to working with government, business and community representatives in Paris to reach an agreement that inspires local action on climate change.

I am sure these discussions will certainly help us further advance Auckland’s action. While there is a lot at stake there is a lot to gain and we want to be on the cutting edge of solutions, innovation and far reaching benefits of acting on climate change now.

Action at both national and local levels is mutually beneficial and will bring a better quality of life for Aucklanders while improving New Zealand’s position as an international leader.

Cities are key players in the response to climate change, globally and in New Zealand.

I’ll tell you what Len.  For once I agree with you.

As soon as you quit as mayor of Auckland, the average temperature will drop.   That’s because of the drop in anger and embarrassment at your mayoralty, your lack of morals, and your shameless use of free money to further your personal ends.



– Len Brown, via NZ Herald

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