Mayors from forty big cities are in New York for the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit at the invite of Mayor Bloomberg. In their loot bags today is a billion dollars from major international banks to do a green makeover of fifteen city halls around the world.
Organized by the Clinton Foundation, the ex president said "They're going to save money, make money, create jobs and have a tremendous collective impact on climate change all at once,"
According to Wired,The makeovers will include replacing heating, cooling and lighting systems with energy-efficient networks; making roofs white or reflective to deflect more of the sun's heat; sealing windows and installing new models that let more light in; and setting up sensors to control more efficient use of lights and air conditioning. ::Wired
Cities include New York, Chicago, Houston, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Berlin and Tokyo, Rome; Karachi, Pakistan; Seoul, South Korea; Bangkok, Thailand; Melbourne, Australia; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Johannesburg, South Africa.