Associated Press/Washington Post, 06/01/2011
The World Bank and 40 cities from around the world joined forces Wednesday with a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The bank reached the agreement with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a coalition founded in 2005 with the aim of reducing carbon emissions. Its chairman is New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.
Bloomberg, World Bank President Robert Zoellick and former President Bill Clinton announced the new partnership during the opening session of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit.