Our Partners & Funders
Partnerships Designed for Solutions
C40’s partners and funders understand the relationship between cities and climate change and are committed to advancing urban leadership in driving solutions.
C40 works in an aligned partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities program, which was started by the William J. Clinton Foundation. CCI Cities became the delivery partner of C40 in 2006. The closer alliance between the two organizations — announced in the spring of 2011 — brings significant resources and infrastructure that will enhance and accelerate their historic activities supporting climate action in cities.
Visit Clinton Climate Initiative at http://www.clintonfoundation.org/main/our-work/by-initiative/clinton-climate-initiative/about.html
C40 was strengthened in 2011 by a strategic and multi-year grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies, which helped to forge the closer alliance with the CCI Cities Program and position the combined effort as one of the preeminent climate action organisations in the world.
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In 2011, C40 partnered with the World Bank in an agreement announced during the C40 Mayor’s Summit in Sao Paulo.
This agreement will strengthen cooperation between the two organisations by establishing a consistent approach to cities’ climate action plans and greenhouse gas emissions measurement and reporting. Common international metrics will help to better track progress against targets. Equally important, metrics will facilitate cities' access topublic and private sources of capital for climate mitigation and adaptation projects.
The World Bank offers a single entry point for C40 cities to access World Bank climate change-related capacity building and technical assistance programs, and climate finance initiatives. This ‘one window’ access helps city governments understand what World Bank resources exist and how to tap into them.
Visit the World Bank at www.worldbank.org
In June 2011, C40 partnered with ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability. This partnership will establish a global standard for accounting and reporting community-scale greenhouse gas emissions that can be used across multiple platforms. It can help local governments accelerate their emission reduction activities, whilst meeting the reporting requirements of climate financing and national monitoring entities.
Visit ICLEI at www.iclei.org
C40 partnered with The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in June 2011 to bring self-reported data from the world’s largest cities into a comprehensive report on cities’ greenhouse gas emissions and climate risk data. We believe that with better measurement comes better management. And with the right processes in place, cities can share strategic insights and reduce their exposure to climate risks and impacts.
Visit The Carbon Disclosure Project at www.cdproject.net
Arup is an independent professional services consortium that delivers innovative and sustainable solutions in a broad range of disciplines. In 2010 C40 partnered with Arup to deliver a series of workshops named C40 Urban Life, which delivered action orientated workshops designed to develop carbon reduction programmes tailored to the individual needs of some of the world’s largest cities. C40 partnered with Arup to deliver a series of workshops named C40 Urban Life, tailored to individual city’s needs. Using its “Sustainable Integrated Development” approach — which addresses the interdependency of land use, energy, waste, water, transport, agriculture, buildings, economics and sociology — Arup delivered action orientated Urban Life workshops aimed at developing individual city's carbon reduction programmes.
In 2011, C40 partnered with Arup to create the Climate Action in Megacities Report, a comprehensive analysis of what the mayors of the C40 megacities are doing to tackle climate change.
Visit Arup at www.arup.com