Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Secretary of State John F. Kerry were both present in Beijing for the announcement of the 2017 summit. They were joined by US Ambassador to China Max Baucus (second from left) and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi. By Andrew Ryan Globe Staff June 07, 2016
BEIJING — A major climate summit will come to Boston in 2017, putting the city on the world stage as urban leaders from the United States and China work to curb the effects of a warming planet.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry made the announcement Tuesday at this year’s conference in the hazy Chinese capital, declaring that cities like Boston were “in the eye of the climate change storm.
”Kerry’s speech served as a capstone to a climate summit that brought together mayors and other urban leaders from more than 60 cities in the United States and China. The Boston conference in 2017 will be the third such gathering; the first two were hosted by Los Angeles and Beijing.