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As mayors of some of the world’s great cities, we are committed to transforming them into greener, healthier, and more prosperous places to live. Our streets must be safe and accessible for everybody and our air must be clean and free from harmful emissions. This will improve the quality of life for all citizens, and help tackle the global threat of climate change.
The C40 Cities Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards 2017 ceremony will take place in Chicago during the North American Climate Summit in December. For this week’s Awards spotlight, we’re focusing on the #Cities4Mobility finalists working to rethink urban transit and build the resilient, greener cities of our future.
The first-ever Together4Climate event – taking place in Paris on October 22nd – will bring together mayors of the world’s great cities and leaders of the world’s most influential companies in an effort to make our communities cleaner, healthier and more sustainable, while simultaneously growing the green economy and promoting innovation.
Urban trees can transform city neighborhoods, contributing to a wide range of public health gains, and investing an additional $8 per person, on average, in planting and maintaining urban trees could have a significant impact. Yet across the United States, cities are losing about 4 million trees per year.