Eckart Würzner is the Mayor of Heidelberg. Before taking office in December 2006, he served as Heidelberg’s Deputy Mayor responsible for the environment for six years. At local, national and international level, he continuously promotes climate action with determination and vigour. Since 2006, Eckart Würzner has been President of the European Energy Cities network. At the United Nations’ Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) in 2015, he received an award for his outstanding commitment.