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    During the C40 Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo a year ago, Mayor Bloomberg made it clear that “cities are on the front line” in the fight against climate change. During the Summit, the C40 Steering Committee looked ahead to Rio+20 and drafted a communiqué for Rio participants to highlight the increasingly important role cities play in adapting to and mitigating the impacts of climate change. The final document submitted to the UN called for cities to receive greater recognition and support, as well as a seat at the table in international negotiations on sustainable development.

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    When C40 City Rio de Janeiro took stock of risks and challenges -- from extreme weather, to traffic congestion, to upcoming mega-events such as Rio+20, it decided to create the Operations Center in the service of Cariocas (the citizens of Rio de Janeiro). Built in record time and located in the central zone of the city, Rio City Hall’s Operations Center was launched in December 2010, and remains one of the most cutting-edge centers of its kind in the world.

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    On February 29th, I had the great honour to be one of the speakers of the TED 2012’s session about cities. The fact that I was invited to take part in an event that has already hosted personalities such as Bill Gates, Richard Dawkins and Bill Clinton, proves that Rio is really living a special moment. The world is clearly curious to learn about the projects that are transforming the marvellous city into a more sustainable and socially integrated city.

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