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.
Siemens and C40 announced the winners of the City Climate Leadership Awards 2014 at a ceremony held on September 22nd in New York City. The Awards honored cities all over the world for excellence in urban sustainability and leadership in the fight against climate change.
Environmental groups and business and government leaders from around the world convened for Climate Week NYC. Representing more than 500 million people around the world, C40 played a significant role during the week-long event and featured prominently in the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit.
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, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes and all of C40 welcomed member cities and partners to Climate Week, which helped demonstrate the growing demand for — and promise of — a global agreement on climate action. The week's activities helped solidify the leadership role of cities: C40 released a series of new research findings and publications and participated in both the global Compact of Mayors and a special report from UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the C40 Board of Directors, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.