PHOTOS: C40 in Paris COP21

C40 has been busy in Paris at the COP21 climate change negotiations. Mayors and local leaders gathered to celebrate successful projects and plans, share their stories and knowledge, voice their ideas, and establish opportunities for action over the next 5 years and beyond. This event also allowed Mayors and C40 to honour the city of Paris and Mayor Anne Hidalgo for thier extraordinary resilience, pushing ahead with an historic mobilization of city leaders on climate change, despite the backdrop of savage terrorist attacks. See all C40 photos on C40's Flickr account.

Below are some memorable photos from the week:

The C40 Steering Committee, comprised of representatives from 11 cities from around the world, meets in the library of Paris City Hall

 

C40 Awards Winners join C40 Chair Eduardo Paes and U.N Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg on stage 
 


Press Conference at Paris City Hall with C40 Mayors. Left to right: Accra Mayor Alfred Vanderpuije, Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore, Copenhagen Lord Mayor Frank Jensen, Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena, C40 Chair & Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, Stockholm Mayor Karin Wanngård, Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis, and Milan Mayor Giuliano Pisapia.


C40 Chair Eduardo Paes and U.N Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael R. Bloomberg open the C40 Forum. 

 

C40 Chair and Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes presents Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo with Special C40 Award for Resilience and Global Leadership 

 

More than 400 mayors attended the Climate Summit for Local Leaders

 

Leonardo DiCaprio speaks at the Climate Summit for Local Leaders at Paris City Hall
 

Mayors pay tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks by laying wreaths at the Memorial at La place de la République
 

Realdania join C40 for Compact of Mayors event - Tools and Perspectives from First-Mover Cities and National Agencies in the Global Response to Climate Change. Left to right: Realdania CEO Jesper Nygård, Bloomberg Environment Program Lead Antha Williams, C40 Executive Director Mark Watts and Realdania Chief Philanthropy Officer Anne Skovbro
 


Female leaders at C40 and UCLG's Women and Development event - Empowered Women - the foundations for resilient cities. Left to right: Bangangté Mayor Celestine Ketcha Courtès, Tevragh-‐Zeina Mayor Fatimetou Mint Abdel Malickis, Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, UCLG Deputy Secretary General Emilia Saiz and Santiago de Chile Mayor Carolina Tohá


C40 Executive Director Mark Watts with Yale Professor Dan Esty at the C40 & Yale Climate Dialogue event 'Energizing Climate Action Through Broader Engagement And City-Scale Climate Finance'


C40 & Arup: Opportunity for Action event speakers. Left to right: Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa, City of Melbourne Councillor Arron Wood, Arup Associate Director Paula Kirk, Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy Matthew Pencharz, C40 Executive Director Mark Watts and C40 Director of Research, Measurement & Planning Seth Schultz