(Plain Press, January 2010) Councilman Matt Zone was one of only two municipal level elected officials invited to represent the National League of Cities (NLC) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference –in Copenhagen, Denmark December 12th through the 18th. Councilman Zone serves as Vice Chair of the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee of the National League of Cities.
The conference, which opened with preliminary discussions December 7th, has been held yearly since the inception of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, an international environmental treaty with the goal of reducing global warming and to find solutions to deal with temperature increases that are inevitable.
“I am honored to have been invited to participate in the United Nations Climate Change Conference,” said Councilman Zone. “I see this as an opportunity to learn from leading sustainability strategists worldwide and create new partnerships that can lead to positive change.”