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The symposium discussed several mechanisms for reaching those goals:

Partnering for Cleaner Air

In August 2006, former President Clinton and the former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone announced a partnership between the Clinton Climate Initiative and the C40 Cities. This new partnership pledged to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in large cities across the world.


During the November 2008 symposium, WPCI leadership was named. It was agreed that Dr Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director of Port of Los Angeles and Chair of IAPH’s Port Environment Committee, would chair the WPCI effort.

IAPH Managing Director Fer van de Laar was chosen as the Director of WPCI. Van de Laar will oversee overall coordination WPCI’s efforts to improve air quality and reduce global warming.

(L-R) Fer van de Laar, IAPH and WPCI, Christopher Patton, Port of Los Angeles and Dave Souten, ENVIRON.

An organizing team and port have been proposed to further each goal:

The effort to reach each goal will be supported and coordinated by the IAPH and the regional organizations, for example: