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.
Over the next two weeks, we hope you will enjoy a selection of highlights from 2011: announcements of groundbreaking research and partnerships at the C40 Mayors Summit in Sao Paulo; the voices of C40 experts from around the world; and finally a piece featuring C40 Chair Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on setting “new priorities for the Rio+20 conference” coming up next year. We’ll be back with more news the week commencing Monday, January 9.
Mexico City is home to more than 8 million people and is the country’s center of culture, finance and education. But it is also home to one of the world’s largest landfills: the 927 acre Bordo Poniente Landfill. Now, in collaboration with the C40 and its partner the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) Cities program, the city is embarking on a project to close Bordo Poniente. The move will not only significantly reduce Mexico City’s greenhouse gas emissions, but it can also generate electricity for residents. It’s an innovative solution to a huge problem, and one that CCI has been developing for more than three years.