C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and China's Premier Li Keqiang just held a landmark meeting on topics including the advancement of climate action in Chinese cities. In November 2014, President Xi signaled China’s commitment to finding solutions to climate change when he announced the nation’s targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030 or earlier and to increase to 20% the share of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 – a goal that cities can help to reach.
The Compact of Mayors is an agreement by city networks – and then by their members – to undertake a transparent and supportive approach to reduce city-level emissions, to reduce vulnerability and to enhance resilience to climate change, in a consistent and complimentary manner to national level climate protection efforts.
Mexico City has been selected to host the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit in November 2016. The Summit will bring together C40 mayors from all over the world and hundreds of urban and sustainability leaders to advance urban solutions to climate change and highlight the leadership role of cities in addressing climate change.
C40 is pleased to welcome Amman, Durban, Jaipur, Quito, and Salvador to its global network of cities committed to tackling climate change and increasing urban resilience. These five cities bring C40’s overall membership to 75 cities, a key milestone in the organisation’s expansion efforts and a testament to the success of city-to-city collaboration on climate change.
Eight global cities – Addis Ababa, Athens, Melbourne, Mexico City, New York, Shenzhen, Sydney, and Vancouver – have been awarded dedicated, on-the-ground C40 support through the first annual City Adviser competition.The cities were chosen based on their applications’ strong potential for impact and replication across the C40 network. Read thePress Release.
Cities are an integral part of the global effort to tackle climate change, as both a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and a major source of innovative climate solutions. Until now, cities have been lacking a consistent and transparent way to measure and report emissions. The Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) establishes credible emissions accounting and reporting practices that help cities develop an emissions baseline, set mitigation goals, create more targeted climate action plans and track progress.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change.
Acting both locally and collaboratively, C40 Cities are having a meaningful global impact in reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. C40 brings together a unique set of assets and creates a shared sense of purpose. C40 offers cities an effective forum where they can collaborate, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change.
C40 Chair, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and China's Premier Li Keqiang just held a landmark meeting on topics including the advancement of climate action in Chinese cities. In November 2014, President Xi signaled China’s commitment to finding solutions to climate change when he announced the nation’s targets to peak CO2 emissions around 2030 or earlier and to increase to 20 percent the share of its energy from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030 – a goal that cities can help to reach.
To reflect China’s size and leadership in the global population, economy and ambition to de-couple economic growth from greenhouse gas emissions, Mayor Paes’ discussed with the Prime Minister how C40 could expand Chinese city membership and to establish a regional office in Beijing.
2015 marks the 10-year anniversary of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. To celebrate these 10 Years of Results, we will be sharing our favorite lists of 10 results throughout the year, highlighting the many accomplishments of C40 and its member cities:
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