A few short weeks from now, delegates from all over the world will meet in our city Copenhagen to represent their nations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP15. When they arrive, they will find that Copenhagen has become Hopenhagen for the month of December. We see the summit as a brilliant occasion -- and a commitment -- to involve and engage the entire population of the world in climate issues. It's not just world leaders who carry an enormous responsibility to improve the globe's climate in the future; the responsibility also weighs on individual cities and individual people. We must all realize the hope for a greener world. We name this wish Hopenhagen.
Hopenhagen is a movement of people all over the world calling on their leaders for a positive outcome at COP15 and expressing their hopes that we can create a better future. The city is showing its commitment to this cause by joining the movement and throwing our weight behind it. In order to focus on the decisive role of cities, the City of Copenhagen will hold a mayor summit meeting during the climate conference. We've invited 100 mayors from the entire world -- from Sao Paolo to Seoul to Toronto to Tokyo to New York. The motto is 'Cities Act.' Which we hope is a powerful image that should reach the entire globe. The message is that personal engagement can be linked together to make big global action.
The City of Copenhagen is glad to support the official launch of the campaign to elect a Hopenhagen Ambassador, who will represent the millions of citizens of Hopenhagen in Copenhagen in December. And it could be you!
The City of Copenhagen will officially welcome the winner to Copenhagen in December and present you with a schedule of official duties there.
See you in Hopenhagen!
Take a look at the Hopenhagen Ambassador competition and become the representative of the world's citizens.