U20 Mayoral Summit begins in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat

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U20-Mayoral-Summit-begins-in-AhmedabadThe Urban 20 (U20) Mayoral Summit began in the twin cities of Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar located in Gujarat, India.

An Overview of the News

  • The summit was attended by delegates and participants from 35 cities in India as well as 57 cities around the world.

  • The opening ceremony of the summit was conducted by Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishor.

Thematic Sessions:

  • The summit held thematic sessions focusing on six priority areas of the U20, including environmental responsibility, climate finance and water security.

  • The purpose of these sessions is to facilitate discussion and knowledge sharing between mayors and city officials.

U20 communiqué and G20 agenda:

  • The main outcome of the U20 Mayoral Summit is the handing over of the U20 Communiqué by the mayors present to the G20 leaders.

  • The U20 Communiqué is a collaboratively produced document that emphasizes actionable measures and highlights the role of cities in advancing the G20 agenda.

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