Global Leadership on Climate Change
A new report shows that C40 cities are taking bold and innovate steps to improve the long-term sustainability of their municipal and private building infrastructure, for the benefit of urban citizens.
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's network of cities fosters critical partnerships among cities and creates bridges to philanthropic and multilateral organizations.
Shirley Rodrigues, Director, Climate Change, at London-based philanthropic organisation Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) speaks to C40’s committed mayors who are seeking to implement and share best practice and feasible solutions to tackling climate change around the world.
In 2005, then Mayor of London Ken Livingstone convened representatives from 18 megacities to pursue action and cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The meeting resulted in the creation of C40. At the time, a small number of leading mayors were working in isolation to make their cities more sustainable. Today, the world’s largest and most important cities are collaborating through C40 to drive climate action through idea sharing, and by doing so, are leading the climate agenda on a global scale toward lower emissions and greater resilience.
Each month during 2015, C40 will celebrate by looking back on the last decade of results and highlighting the many accomplishments of its member cities:
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