• Blog post

    Applications are still open for the 2016 C40 Cities Awards, an annual event designed to bring global recognition to cities demonstrating climate action leadership. In addition, C40 is pleased to announce that C40, Sustainia, and Realdania have once again partnered to produce Cities100, a publication seeking to identify, analyse and communicate the most ground-breaking solutions to climate change in cities today, helping cities both adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects. By presenting 100 city solutions, the Cities100 publication will serve as a guide to policy makers and urban planners seeking to create resilient and productive urban environments required for a climate-safe future

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    As we approach the UN climate Change Conference, COP21, in Paris this December, the focus will be on national governments to reach a binding global climate deal. But Cities100 is here to remind us that city leaders are not waiting for national level changes. Instead, they are leading the charge against climate change by implementing local solutions to global problems. As the global discussion on climate change intensifies, cities are leading the way to a sustainable future. And for good reason. By 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s population will live in a city. As urban societies continue to expand and change, so too do the challenges facing them, particularly when it comes to climate change. This growing urban population is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – for example, 90% of all urban areas are coastal – but it is also powerful.

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