City of Boulder first U.S. host of global climate change summit

BOULDER — The City of Boulder is hosting the fifth annual meeting of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance in a five-day summit.

Representatives from 22 leading climate action cities across the globe will convene in Boulder to collaborate and share innovative approaches to furthering climate efforts.

Boulder is the first U.S. city to host the international conference.

“CNCA meetings have always given us great opportunities to highlight the progress we’ve achieved as a community and to learn how our fellow cities continue to push the envelope,” Kendra Tupper, chief sustainability and resilience officer, said in a prepared statement. “We are proud to have this event here in Boulder and honored to be the first United States host city.”

On Sept. 6, there will be a public town hall to coincide with the summit and will be hosted by the City of Boulder, the CNCA and the University of Colorado Boulder. The event will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce Street. The event is free, with a limited amount of tickets available online, and will also be streamed online. 

The town hall will feature representatives from Copenhagen, Melbourne, New York City, Oslo, Rio de Janeiro and Yokohama discussing how their cities are addressing climate change.