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After the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen concluded without an agreement on climate action, mayors around the world developed their own innovative solutions.That is why, over the last two years, hundreds of cities have played an unprecedented role in developing two nonbinding agreements: the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees.Both serve as road maps for how countries and communities can work together on managing international migration and forced displacement.With the overwhelming majority of migrants including 58 percent of refugees residing in cities, municipal-level efforts are vitally important. The council will also help cities to elevate successful migration-related practices that can serve as models for action around the world.Acknowledging that this work extends beyond migration alone, the Council in partnership with C40 Cities will seek to tackle the intertwined challenges of migration and climate change in cities.Residents of the city of Bristol, to name one example, represent at least 45 religions and 180 countries of birth, and speak 91 different languages.
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