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2023 Concordia Welcome and Opening Remarks from Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City


T.H. Eric Adams, Mayor, New York City

“I want us to come together and get rid of the lion—the lion of environmental destruction, the lion of treating groups differently, the lion of exploiting countries and continents.”

– T.H. Eric Adams

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Collaboration is not just a preference; it is a necessity when tackling complex global issues. The combined efforts of the public and private sectors are essential for making significant progress. This collaboration brings together diverse perspectives, resources, and expertise, which are crucial in finding comprehensive solutions. 
  • The world is not a closed ecosystem. Actions in one part of the world can have far-reaching consequences in other parts of the world. We must recognize the interconnectedness of nations and the need for collective responsibility, guarding against complacency and isolationism. 
  • Unity is a powerful force for addressing global challenges. The world’s problems transcend borders and ideologies, and only through working together and fostering international cooperation can humanity overcome the major obstacles it faces. We must put aside our differences and unite for the greater good of humankind.