Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris has been selected as one among the 100 most influential figures in the world by Time Magazine alongside Donald Trump, Angela Merkel, Selena Gomez and Lewis Hamilton who “embody a breakthrough” and “break the codes, records, silences, limits, to show what we are capable of ”.
The Parisian city councillor is also the only Frenchwoman to be distinguished this year by the American weekly, which entrusted the drafting of its portrait to the former vice-president of the United States, also very committed to the environmental cause, Al Gore.
For the founder of the Climate Reality Project, the elected socialist has made Paris a city “at the forefront of the movement to resolve the climate crisis”. A “shining example of how cities can lead the transition to cleaner, healthier and more prosperous societies”, continues Al Gore, who met Anne Hidalgo in 2015.
“Anne Hidalgo is a visionary leader – the kind of leader who demonstrates how local action can resolve the climate crisis”, insists the former candidate for the presidency of the United States, visibly won over by the action of the mayor of Paris.
“Very honoured to be part of Time’s 2020 ranking, for my commitment to the climate emergency. A big thank you to Al Gore for his warm words ”, reacted the person concerned.
This laudatory portrait coming from across the Atlantic comes in a context where several personalities hope to see Anne Hidalgo at the head of a gathering of leftist and environmental groups for the next presidential election in 2022.