ABOUT THE CITIES AWARDS 2017
Throughout the world mayors deliver important, impactful, and innovative policies and programmes that reduce carbon pollution and improve resilience. Since 2013, C40 has recognised more than 40 of the world’s boldest projects, highlighting the critical role cities play as a leading force for climate action.
Given the urgency of climate action in the US, this year's Awards will have a special focus on the leadership of US cities on the global stage. Each category of the Cities Awards 2017 will have an international winner and a US winner.
Applications are now open and must be submitted online by 19 May.
The Awards recognise cities that have implemented outstanding projects, programmes, policies and practices to combat climate change and reduce climate risks in the fields of 5 categories:
The Cities4Energy category features excellence in building energy efficiency and clean energy.
The Cities4Mobility category features excellence in sustainable transportation.
The Cities4ZeroWaste category features excellence in reducing waste.
The Cities4Action category features the most ambitious city-wide action plans.
The Cities4Tomorrow category features the most ambitious adaptation plans and programmes.
Explore the 2017 Awards Categories.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications are open from 25 April and must be submitted online by 19 May 2017.
Who can apply?
The Mayor’s office or the relevant department within the city’s administration can submit applications for the Cities Awards and Cities100.
Third-party organisations are welcome to nominate projects for the Cities Awards and Cities100, such as, but not limited to:
- International and national city organisations;
- Environment and urban planning-related not-for-profit organisations and charities;
- Relevant finance and development organisations, international development banks;
- Relevant environmental and urban planning research bodies, academic institutions and think-thanks.
In order for an application to be submitted by a third-party, C40 and Sustainia require the third-party organisation to provide written evidence that the city they are nominating endorses the application. Either a formal endorsement letter or email from the city official can be added to the application and uploaded at the end of the online application form.
Read the Application Guide
An in-depth manual has been created to assist with the application process. Before you submit your applications online, ensure that you fit the criteria. Submissions can be prepared offline using the editable PDF Application Form.
Submit your applications online
To submit your applications, click on Apply Now and follow the instructions on screen.
Projects submitted in 2016 can be resubmitted with updated data and information, as long as they are still eligible. A project can be entered in more than one category (using separate Application Forms for each category). You can also submit multiple applications in the same category.
The Cities Awards are open to any city around the world, regardless of size, if the two eligibility criteria below are met:
- Projects must have begun implementation in 2012 or later;
*NOTE: If the submitted project is a part of a larger, long-term project, then the application must ONLY focus on and discuss results of the stage that has begun since 2012.
- Projects need to have all or a substantial amount of project funds secured.
Before you submit your application, ensure that you fit the criteria above and check the Application Guide for further information.
READY TO APPLY?
Applications must be submitted on the link below by 19 May 2017
Submissions can be prepared off-line, using the editable PDF application form to collect all the information.
Once the applications are ready for submission, the information should be transferred to the online application form accessible below, along with photos from the project and additional support material.
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION HERE
Assessment Criteria & Selection Process
Learn more about the assessment criteria and selection process before submitting your applications and check the Application Guide for further information.
2016 Press Releases can be found below:
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