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This month, C40 is exploring what it takes to create a sustainable neighbourhood. Anyone who lives in a city – no matter how big or small – knows that we experience the city through our local neighbourhoods: the places where we live, work and play. If mayors, urban planners, businesses and citizens can make these individual communities green, then they will be well on their way to making their city truly sustainable and resilient to the most devastating impacts of climate change.
On behalf of the 91 world cities of the C40 network that have committed to bold action on climate change, I’d like to congratulate the Governor of California, Jerry Brown for his global leadership to help protect our planet. By hosting the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit Governor Brown is providing a unique opportunity for cities to demonstrate their leadership on the world stage.
His Excellency Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, has been elected to the role of Vice Chair of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40). Secretary General Al Shaibani will take his place on C40’s Steering Committee, the governing body that provides strategic direction for the C40 network of 91 of the world’s greatest cities committed to action on climate change.