The C40 Blog serves as the paper of record for C40 and provides a
platform for sharing important, diverse perspectives on current
issues from C40 Mayors, field staff, partners and international
In Jakarta, transportation and flood control are top priorities for government officials working to address the impacts of climate change. Sutanto Soehodho, Jakarta’s deputy governor, told the C40 News Team that many of the city’s poor are particularly vulnerable to catastrophic weather events like floods, and are likely to suffer worsening economic circumstances and living conditions as a result of climate change effects.
Yesterday the Sierra Club announced it had received a $50 million dollar grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies for its Beyond Coal Campaign. This effort is very complimentary to the work of the C40, empowering local communities and cities to take action on climate matters where national and international entities have been unsuccessful.