Area Air District to Join COP27 Climate Summit | New

A red sun sets over downtown Mountain View behind the smoky Santa Cruz Mountains. Embarcadero Media file photo by Magali Gauthier.

Representatives from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District will attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP27, and host a series of live Twitter events while throughout the event.

COP27, held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, is an international summit to discuss and present possible solutions to climate change. He is followed by many of the most important leaders in the world.

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is the regional agency responsible for protecting air quality and global climate in the nine-county Bay Area. Air District representatives will attend the conference from Sunday, November 13 through Friday, November 18. District Council Chair John Bauters and Vice Chair Davina Hurt will introduce the Twitter Live events. Bay Area residents can join the discussion, ask questions and share concerns by connecting with the Air District on Twitter and Facebook, the agency said in a statement Wednesday.

“Climate change is increasingly impacting the Bay Area and the world, and disadvantaged communities that are already overburdened by air pollution are being hit the hardest. COP27 is a critical space for share knowledge and tactics globally to accelerate rapid reductions in greenhouse gases It is urgent that we act quickly to stem the crisis and that the air district will continue to play our part in this transformation towards a zero-carbon world, said Sharon Landers, Air District Acting General Manager.

Bauters said the climate crisis requires a globally collaborative effort and the sharing of knowledge and resources to enable everyone to achieve sustainable development.

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