C40 and Siemens to present City Climate Leadership Awards in September
This September marks the inaugural award ceremony for the City Climate Leadership Awards, presented by C40 and Siemens at the Crystal, Siemens’ Urban Sustainability Center in London.
We first announced this global prize – which recognizes cities that have taken innovative actions to combat climate change – as part of a broader collaboration between the two organizations.
Each year, we will award the top ten cities that demonstrate leadership in their commitment to climate action. This year there will be over 30 finalists, and the winning city in each of ten categories will be announced on September 4, 2013. The categories include urban transportation, green energy, and sustainable communities, among others.
Cities eligible for the award this year include all C40 cities as well as the 120 cities in the ‘Green City Index’ (GCI), a research project by Siemens and Economist Intelligence Unit.
While finalists will not be announced until later this month, profiles of the various city projects that are under review will be rolled out on the new City Climate Leadership Awards website. For a sneak peek at the site, click here.