ABOUT THE C40 CITIES BLOOMBERG PHILANTHROPIES 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 C40 Cities Bloomberg Awards 2017 will have an international winner and a US winner.
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.
C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards 2017 Finalists:
The winners of the of the C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards will be announced in Chicago in December, at a private event held alongside the City of Chicago’s Climate Summit.
More details will be announced shortly.
The Awards winners are selected by an independent jury panel. The full biographies of the 2017 panel will be available in early November once all selections have been made.
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.