Cities get the job done

The 2019 C40 World Mayors Summit in Copenhagen

The C40 World Mayors Summit, taking place in Copenhagen from 9-12 October 2019, will showcase examples of how cities are already delivering on their strong commitments and accelerate the bold climate solutions needed for a sustainable, healthier, resilient and inclusive future. The 2019 Summit aims to build a global coalition of leading cities, businesses and citizens that rallies around the radical and ambitious climate action our planet needs.

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Deadline 2020

Deadline 2020 is a commitment from the world’s leading cities to urgently pursue high ambition climate action, demonstrating how we can deliver on the Paris Agreement. Now is the time to act!

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Congratulations to the first 15 winners of C40's Reinventing Cities competition!

These innovative and replicable climate solutions will serve as examples for other cities to reimagine urban development and to drastically reduce the carbon footprint of new and existing buildings, which today account for more than 50 percent of emissions in C40 cities. The 15 winning teams of architects, urban planners, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and innovators were selected by juries in each city, from amongst 82 finalist teams.

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Cities around the world are building a brighter future

Cities around the world are leading efforts to step up climate action ambition to meet Paris Agreement targets. Leadership from cities was demonstrated at the Global Climate Action Summit in September 2019 where bold commitments to make buildings net zero carbon, reduce waste generation and shift to zero-emission transport were announced.

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NEW REPORT: Cities Leading the Way

The report, Cities Leading the Way: Seven climate action plans to deliver on the Paris Agreement, showcases seven cities with climate action plans that put the city on a path to become emissions neutral by 2050 and more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

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NEW REPORT: The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World

The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5°C World – a new report from C40 Cities, Arup & the University of Leeds with support from Citi Foundation – explores the impact that urban consumption has on global greenhouse gas emissions and assesses what individuals, businesses and governments can do to reduce consumption-based emissions within cities and beyond.

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