The World is Watching Cities

As COP 21 approaches, the world's media has increased its focus on cities -- and for good reason. Cities are at the center of climate action, having enacted more than 8,000 measures, policies, and programmes to address climate issues since C40 started measuring.

As a primer to the pivotal meeting in Paris, we've gathered stories that help explain why a global agreement on climate change matters, and why cities are so important to the success of any agreement. 


The World's Leading Philanthropic Organizations are Investing in C40

Jesper Nygard, CEO of Danish philanthropic organization Realdania, on the power of C40 to unite strong and dedicated city leaders in the fight against climate change.

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 Realdania, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and Bloomberg Philanthropies are investing in this potential. They're investing in cities as change agents. They're investing in C40. Watch Jesper Nygard 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.