Yokohama

Japan
Mayor Fumiko Hayashi, Elected 2009

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Fumiko Hayashi has been Mayor of Yokohama since 2009 and is the first woman to hold the post. Her previous roles have included president of BMW Tokyo, president of Tokyo Nissan Auto Sales, and chairperson and CEO of the Japanese supermarket chain Daiei.

In 2006, Forbes magazine named her 39th most powerful woman in the world, the highest rank for a Japanese woman. Ms. Hayashi is the president of Mayors Association of Designated cities in Japan, and also serves as the member of the Council for Gender Equality of the Cabinet Office of Japan. She has also written several books on management and workforce relationship.

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Today, C40 announced the 35 finalists competing in ten urban climate action categories for the fourth-annual C40 Cities Awards, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies and BYD. The winners will be announced on December 1, 2016, at a ceremony in Mexico City, held alongside the sixth biennial C40 Mayors Summit.

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With the recent launch of the Global Protocol for Community-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories (GPC) there is a clear need to develop a widely recognized set of professional skills so that cities can hire people trained in the compilation of community-scale emissions inventories.

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What climate risks does the city of Venice face? What actions has Sydney undertaken to prepare for future heatwaves? What has Paris done to reduce its carbon footprint? The answers to these questions and more are now available in 10 In Focus City Reports that provide insight into how the world's leading cities are becoming more sustainable.

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