Is climate change a fight or an opportunity? Our ability to address the issue may rest in our perception of the problem, says Cristina Mendonca, our City Director in Rio de Janeiro. Rio is a C40 city and host of next year’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. A chemical engineer with longtime experience in the energy sector, Cristina joined our organization in 2007.
The experts at C40-CCI work with cities around the world to develop the innovative projects and programs that are driving action on climate change. The following post from December 5, 2011 highlights the work of C40-CCI's waste management director Karen Luken, which was featured in Grist.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank today announced a groundbreaking partnership that will help cities accelerate actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to climate change. C40 Chair New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick signed the agreement during opening plenary of the C40 Cities Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group today released two landmark reports that emphasize the critical role of measurement and transparency in tackling climate change in megacities. The reports demonstrate the current and potential impact of cities confronting climate change, helping cities to focus future activity on areas that will accelerate mitigation and adaptation.