The C40 Cities Awards
Mayors continue to deliver important, innovative policies and programmes that reduce emissions and improve sustainability. Now in its third year, the C40 Cities Awards continue to recognize those successes, catalyze ambition, and share lessons with cities around the world.
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The C40 Cities Awards reward cities that have implemented outstanding projects, programmes, policies and practices to combat climate change and reduce climate risks in the fields of 10 categories, including 2 new categories for 2015. Explore the categories.
Carbon Measurement & Planning
Adaptation Planning & Assessment
Building Energy Efficiency
Finance & Economic Development
Smart Cities & Smart Community Engagement
2015 Award Winners
Congratulations to the 10 winners of this year's awards, and to each of the finalists who demonstrated outstanding climate leadership.
The 2015 C40 Cities Awards Finalists include:
- Carbon Measurement & Planning: Portland, Seoul, Vancouver
- Adaptation Planning & Assessment: Melbourne, New Orleans, Rotterdam
- Building Energy Efficiency: New York, Seoul, Sydney
- Green Energy: Amman, Vancouver, Washington, DC
- Finance & Economic Development: Johannesburg, London, Toronto
- Solid Waste: Durban, Milan, Wuhan, Yokohama
- Adaptation Implementation: Cape Town, Copenhagen, Jakarta, Paris
- Smart Cities & Smart Community Engagement: Boston, Melbourne New York
- Sustainable Communities: Johannesburg, Stockholm, Wuhan
- Transportation: Buenos Aires, London & Bogotá, Nanjing, Singapore
View a list of Finalists or read the project profiles for more information.
Find out more about the C40 Cities Awards 2015 Partners.
The 2015 Finalists have been announced. View the full list of Finalists here.
1.Four categories are open to C40 cities and / or cities that have committed / intend to commit to the Compact of Mayors;
- Carbon Measurement & Planning
- Adaptation Planning & Assessment (new category for 2015)
- Building Energy Efficiency
- Green Energy
2. All other categories are open to all cities;
- Finance & Economic Development
- Solid Waste
- Adaptation Implementation (new category for 2015)
- Smart Cities & Smart Community Engagement
- Sustainable Communities
3. Projects or implementation phases of the projects have been initiated within the last four years;
4. Projects need to have funds secured.
Find out more information on the selection process here.
The 2015 jury* included:
- President Felipe Calderón (Jury Chair)
- Abha Joshi-Ghani, World Bank
- Professor Edgar Pieterse, University of Cape Town
- Ritt Bjerregaard, Former Mayor of Copenhagen
- Stella Li, BYD
- Jie Tang, Former Vice-Mayor of Shenzhen
- Adam Freed, Bloomberg Associates
- Dr. Fauzi Bowo, Former Governor of Jakarta
- David Miller, President & CEO, WWF Canada
Bios of the jury members are available for reference.
*The following Jury Members were excused from voting in the following categories due to their involvement with the Finalists Cities:
- Ritt Biergaard (Copenhagen) for the Adaptation Implementation category
- Dr. Fauzi Bowo (Jakarta) for the Adaptation Implementation category
- Edgar Pieterse (Cape Town) for the Adaptation Implementation category
- Stella Li (Nanjing) for the Transportation category
- Adam Freed (New York) for the Smart Cities & Smart Community Engagement and Building Energy Efficiency categories
- David Miller (Toronto) for the Finance and Economic Development category
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