Lima

Peru
Mayor Luis Castañeda Lossio, Elected 2014

Lima in our Blog

Latin American cities have enormous potential to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions – C40 research indicates that together they could cut emissions by 2,500 MtCO2 by 2030, or the equivalent of taking 526 million cars off the road. Fortunately, many Latin American cities are already taking bold climate action, creating and implementing sustainable solutions to enhance the quality of life of urban citizens across the continent. We are proud to present some of the region’s most notable accomplishments here.

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Today C40 helped to kick off the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014 (SIF14)  in Lima. Held in conjunction with COP 20, SIF14 brings together leaders from business, government, finance and non-governmental organizations to mobilize the green economy. C40 is an institutional partner to this year’s event, which is held annually by Climate Action in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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The C40 Cities of Lima and New York, recently conducted an exchange in the area of non-motorized transportation – getting people to walk or bike instead of taking taxis, cars or buses. The exchange was facilitated by C40 and represents a model for peer-to-peer learning that other C40 Cities can replicate. Its goal was to share best practices on the development and implementation of public bike share programs. New York’s Department of Transport (DOT) will soon launch its "Citi Bike" program, while Lima’s program is in the early stages of development.

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Climate change is the most pressing environmental, social and economic problem facing the planet, a problem that is intensifying while global climate treaties and national legislation have hit roadblocks. Driven by the burning of fossil fuels, CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere is rapidly reaching critical levels. This combined with rising temperatures, erratic weather patterns and the depletion of water resources, makes taking action even that much more critical.

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David Byrne, American musician and artist, former Talking Heads front man and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer turned sustainable transportation advocate, recently went to Lima, a C40 city, to speak on the importance of non motorized transport in urban development. This was a collaboration between the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima and CCI. Over the course of several days, he discussed with the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Scott Muller the various efforts underway in Lima, Peru to mitigate GHG emission and adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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