The World is Watching Cities

In the run up to COP 21, the world's media increased its focus on cities -- and for good reason. Cities are at the center of climate action, having enacted more than 10,000 measures, policies, and programmes to address climate issues since C40 started measuring.

As context to the pivotal meeting in Paris, we're showcasing research and stories that help explain why a global agreement on climate change matters, and why cities are so vitally important to the success of any agreement. 

The World's Leading Philanthropic Organizations are Investing in C40

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, a C40 strategic funder, and UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, congratulates C40 on 10 years of results. As President of the C40 Board, Bloomberg supports and highlights the climate action that cities are taking and the critical role that mayors can play in helping nations create ambitious carbon reduction commitments.

Philanthropy is evolving. More and more, philanthropic investments are data-driven and results-oriented, which means limited resources are flowing towards organizations with the biggest impact. Enter C40. As a network of the world's megacities, C40 is positioned to harness philanthropic investments to improve the lives of over 600 million people -- and as those ideas spread and germinate in cities around the world, they'll impact the majority of the global population.

The world's most demanding and visionary philanthropic funders like Bloomberg PhilanthropiesRealdania, and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), are investing in this potential. They're investing in cities as change agents. They're investing in C40. Watch Michael R. Bloomberg explain why.

From the Office of the Chair


C40 Chair and Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes is a global ambassador for cities. Learn more about this important thought leader and check back over the next few weeks as Mayor Paes presents the most important stories impacting mayors today, from his home city and the rest of C40's 75+ Cities on the #RoadToParis.