• Blog post

    In May, 18 C40 cities from around the world gathered in Rotterdam at the Adaptation Futures Conference, the largest adaptation conference of its kind. Over 1,700 city experts, policymakers, scholars and business people from over 100 countries gathered to connect, learn and inspire one another on adaptation practices and solutions. The topics of climate risk and adaptation couldn’t be more timely: C40 research shows that 70% of C40 cities are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Adaptation Futures showcased the efforts of C40 cities all over the world, including Accra, Copenhagen, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, London, Melbourne, New Orleans, New York, Rio, Rotterdam and Washington DC. 

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  • Blog post

    Securing investment to prepare and protect cities from the adverse effects of climate change has become one of the most urgent challenges for mayors around the world. In fact, 70% of C40 cities report that they are experiencing the effects of climate change. As major economic hubs and highly dense living spaces, the impact of natural disasters on cities can be severe; for example, the economic cost to New York City of Hurricane Sandy is estimated to have reached $19bn.

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  • Event

    Adaptation Futures 2016

    May 10, 2016 - May 13, 2016 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Adaptation Futures is the biennial conference of the Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA). It is where scholars, practitioners, policymakers and business people from all around the world go to connect, learn and inspire on adaptation practices and solutions. The Adaptation Futures 2016 conference is supported by the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

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  • Blog post

    At the start of December 2015, all eyes were on Paris for the COP21 climate negotiations, regarded by many as a pivotal moment in determining global climate action. C40 was fortunate to be there on the ground to help showcase innovative and effective climate actions taking place in the world’s cities. Through a series of fantastic events at Paris City Hall, Le Bourget and other iconic locations around the city, mayors from around the world gathered to celebrate successful projects and plans, share their stories and knowledge, voice their ideas, and establish opportunities for action over the next 5 years and beyond.

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