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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.

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“San Francisco prides itself on being one of the most sustainable cities in the U.S.,” the city’s director of the Department of Environment. The city brought its experience with innovative programs to the C40 Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo last month, among them, a plan to get to zero waste by 2020. The city already recycles or composts 77 percent of its waste, the highest rate of any major U.S. City.

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