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Governor Anies Baswedan, Elected 2017

Jakarta in our Blog

Yesterday, C40 and the Singapore National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS) held an event at the World Cities Summit (WCS) 2016, a global platform for government leaders and industry experts to address liveable and sustainable city challenges and forge new partnerships. “From Ambition to Action: The Vital Role of Cities in Achieving the Paris Agreement” drew together C40 mayors and city experts from around the world to share insights on the actions they are taking – on mitigation, adaptation and increasing resilience – as well as the key challenges they face in doing so.

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Delegates from C40 cities London, Madrid and Stockholm presented their work on public building retrofits at the ninth annual ESCO Europe Conference in Copenhagen on January 23. C40 European Regional Director Cristiana Fragola moderated a panel titled "ESCO programs and procurement approaches in European cities," which generated an interactive discussion among a diverse audience of city officials, industry leaders and regulators.

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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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