U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have announced that Boston will host an international climate change summit next year.
Kerry, a former U.S. senator from Massachusetts, and Walsh made the announcement Tuesday at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit in Beijing.
The event is expected to draw 2,000 business officials and urban leaders from across the United States and China.
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The mayor's office says participants will discuss and share experiences in building low-carbon, climate-resilient communities.
Walsh says the selection demonstrates Boston's leadership on the global stage in creating a greener and more sustainable city, pointing out that Boston has made significant progress in the past two years.