Seferihisar Mayor Tunç Soyer made the opening speech of UCLG-MEWA’s “Local Governments after Paris Agreement and on the Road to Habitat III” meeting on 30-31 May organized by Istanbul Municipality.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Kadir Topbaş, the Mayors of UCLG member cities, civil officers, private sector presentatives and academia were among the attendants of the UCLG-MEWA II.Environmental Meeting.
Seferihisar Mayor Soyer, the Co-President of the association made the opening speech of the meeting underlining the role of the local governments: “We believe implementing in the local solutions for the global issues as climate change and poverty. Local solutions would only succeed if nature-friendly and participatory pathways were followed. Please keep in mind that life flows in locally, only local solutions would be viable for people’s problems; the world in the future would be more local as the people start to recognize this fact; and the local communities would have more work to do.”
Mayor Soyer also made a speech on “The Saving of the Rural population and strengthening cities’ links to agriculture.”